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Page 12 THE QUODDY TIDES 27 March, 2009 A FREE FOR ALL at the Lubec wrestling match, as the referee stays behind the ropes. (N~irma Harrop photo) Wrestlers square off in Lubec match by Norma Harrop It is said there are no friends in wres- tling. True or not, on Saturday evening, March 14, at Lubec Consolidated School, a behemoth band of starkly clad title hold- ers did their best to clobber each other in a whirlwind Global Impact show of prow- ess. Debuting among the pros was Jason Snider, the school's teacher whom stu- dents have dubbed "Mr. Gym." Through- out the two-hour melee in the gym's specially installed "square circle," Snider held his own. Roaring and yells from blocks of stu- OWEN DAVIDSON admiringly gazes at his wrestling hero Captain Freedom as he holds his action figure in his hands. The senior class hosted a second annual wres- tling extravaganza Friday night, March 13, featuring Lubec coach Jason Snider. Chessie Johnson photo) Willow Wind Flower & Gift Shop FOR EASTER Easter Lilies, Azaleas, Hydrangeas Hyacinths Fresh & Silk Flowers Balloons Sterling Silver 681 North Lubec Rd., Lubec 733-2409 Open 9-5 Mon - Sat Call ahead for Special Orders Deliverie; to Campobello and Whitins available dent cheerers squirming on the bleacher benches pulsated Snider's every move, In the main event drive to victory~ he matched relentlessly with The Showman, aka Maine State Icon, who as a fellow Harrington homeowner -- Ryan Colson -- inspired Snider's wrestling debut. Snider has been Mr. Gym at the school for the past two or more years. He was graduated from Narraguagus High School and is a native Mainer. Abe Alley (Cap- tain Freedom), who trained the young teacher and runs-the Impact program, took part in the wrestling but mostly spent his time autographing for fans. The evening's main event pitted Snider with a bunch of other fellows before he tackled the Maine State Icon in such mas- terful moves as chin locks, butts, gouges, kicks, uprights, fall backs, and even some hair pulling, which is frowned upon in some athletic venues. The Icon was slightly injured and lost the title, possibly to Snider, but activity was too fulsome to tell for sure. In addition to vocals, the scene emb01dened all the senses. A g01d-beaded curtain flashed as heroes entered the fray. Glittering legwear dazzled in combat. Klieg lights spotted the bouts together with a blaring boombox. Supporters of Lubec Hornets sports provided non-stop refreshments for taste appeal. Athletes be- decked themselves in masks and terrify- ing face paint, and autographer Captain Freedom donned headgear with the stars and stripes design ..... Whether or not Snider won anything, he took the table round by breaking the table before his opponent did. A prize of $500 was scheduled for whomever won the over-the-top bout, but confirmation was uncertain. Wrestlers may not be friendly, but they share a royal heritage. Henry VIII was me. Downeast Maine's hometown radio station Music for yesterday and today listeners! Musk News Sports Weather Informalion 1-888-855-2992 /t ull Service Hair Salon ]or Men, Women & @hildren .oiors, Guts, iaerms, ]oiis Open 733-2255 405 County Road, Lubec, Maine Tues. through Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. by appointment Shannon Knight, Licensed Cosmetologist LUBEC by Norma Harrop Tel. 733-2129 SAVE OUR STRAYS hospital copy), list of diseases contracted, A SOS (Save Our Strays) meeting will record of immunizations, and copy of be held regarding neutering/spaying area student's social security card. homeless cats on Tuesday, April 7, at 1:30 Those who have not been contacted by p.m. at NanCy Bagley's house on Wash- the elementary school regarding a regis- ington Street. tration date and time, please call Noreen Fitzsimmons at 733-5561 to arrange an ROAD IMPROVEMENTS appointment. Great news from state Rep. David Bums. Lubec's Route 189 is the largest of SPECIAL EDUCATION the Department of Transportation's cur- Parents/guardians of children who are rent road improvement projects. All 11.9 enrolled in private schools or home miles will be resurfaced from the Cana- schools, highly,mobile students (migrant dian border crossing to Route 1, funded or l~omeless), students incarcerated in from the federal stimulus package, county jails and students who are sus- pected of being a student with a disability BASKETBALL ALL-STARS in need of special education who reside Cheers to Lubec students Amanda within the geographic jurisdiction of Huntley, Shelby Searles and Timmy MSAD #19 should contact the special edu- Gross, named to the Downeast Athletic cation director at 733-5561 for additional Conference basketball all-stars team. information. It. is the responsibility of SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM MSAD #19 (Lubec Consolidated School) Lubec's board of selectmen note that to identify, locate and evaluate all children within its jurisdiction who are in need of bids to sponsor the town's 2009 summer special education and supportive services. recreation program are due at the town office on Thursday, April 16, by 4 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT KINDERGARTEN SCREENING AT PATRIOT PLACE Screening for students entering kinder- Autumn Briggs,of Lubec was one of garten at Lubec Consolidated School in the Dean College students performing at the fall of 2009 will be held on Wednes- Patriot Place shopping and entertainment day, May 6. To be eligible to attend kin- complex on Saturday, March 21, in Foxboro, Mass., adjacent to Gillette Sta- dergarten, the student must be age five on dium. Students and faculty in Dean's or before October 15. The child must at- tend the screening and parents are required dance, theatre and communications ma- jors opened Patriot Place's 2009 live en- to bring an official record of birth (not a tertainment series with a variety of performances. Talent from the college's School of Dance and its School of Arts included choreography, dancers, vocalists, jugglers, mimes, musicians and theatre slapstick. Passport fairs set for March 28 in Lubec, Machias A number of Maine post offices, in- cluding the ones in Lubec and Machias, are hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday, March 28, to provide passport informa- tion to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. The postal service is joining the Department of State in celebrating "Passport Day in the USA," a national passport acceptance and outreach event. The Lubec Post Office will host the Pass- port Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; the Machias Post Office will host it from 10 to 11 a.m. On June 1, U.S. citizens must present a passport book, passport card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry. Information on the cost and how to ap- ply for a passport book and/or passport card can be found at or . U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the National Passport Informa- tion Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. U+~.nli++mjted ...Hp.+.u~, +No Contracts! 454-0088 LocalNet" 1-888-488-7265 Lubec school posts honor roll The Lubec Consolidated School has an- nounced the middle scl 001 honor r011 as follows. Grade 7: Honors -- K~lsea Haskins, Madisein Ashby, Corbin Bennett. Grade 8: Honors Carrie Dinsmore, Alexander Maynard. Oceanview Nursing Home notes posted by Mary Lou Quinn March has been a busy month. On St. Patrick's Day residents held a pizza party and created their own pizzas. Sharon Green, one of the activity aides, was home from college for her spring break and stopped in just in time to help put the pizzas together. It was good to catch up with old friends. The cooking expeditions took on a new direction with preparation for the spring fling. Residents made egg rolls and had fried rice and pork ribs. Kites were flying from the ceiling to usher in the calendar spring. Though there was only one resident birthday in March, it has been a month full of parties. One was bit- tersweet as goodbyes were said to Julie Bradley, the director of nursing for almost five years. It will be hard to fill her shoes. The dining committee met to plan the Easter dinner. Decorating for the holidays is always fun. The vigorous, if not cut- throat, games of Yahtzee and penny ante while away the hours as everyone waits for warm weather to arrive so residents can get out for walks and van tides. Oceanview is once again in need of bean0 prizes. In starting on spring cleaning and reorganiz- ing, please keep Oceanview in mind. It might be easier to part with little treasures if they are going to a good place. To add to that note, Sharon Dinsmore donated to the residents the special treasures of nail polish and hand cream. It is the little things in life that bring the greatest joy. ReIiabte Intert~et Access Since 1994