Dear Sun Spots: Last spring the treasurer of the state of Maine listed delinquent payments and lost wages in two fliers in the paper. My name and address were listed. I applied for this money online. I received an acknowledgment, which I neglected to make a copy of. I have never received this payment. Who do I contact to file again for this money? Thank you for your help. – Marie Beaulieu, Wales.

Sun Spots would recommend you contact the state treasurer, Dale McCormick, 39 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333, (207) 624-7470, and mark your letter to the attention of the Unclaimed Property Division and include your ID number. You can also reach them via e-mail at [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to thank you very much for all the help in the past and again for the last address Sun Spots got for me.

I need an address for any schools that teach commercial driver’s license courses. I have been driving tractor trailers for many years and I am teaching the course now here at the federal prison in Ray Brook, N.Y. I need an address where an ex-con could teach. – Bryant Lessard, Ray Brook, NY.

You may want to try contacting the following schools for your job search. However Sun Spots is not aware whether or not they are hiring ex-cons but wishes you the best of luck in your search:

CRST Intl., 3930 16th Ave., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, (319) 390-2715; Merit Distribution Services Inc., 3015 Center Street, Temple, TX 76501, (254-770-2752; U.S. Xpress Enterprises, 4080 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, (423-510-3514.

Professional Truck Driver Institute Inc., 2200 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703-838-8842.

National Truck Drivers School 188 College Drive, P.O. Box 65789, Orange Park, FL 32065-5789, (904) 272-6702 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Labor Leasing Inc. is a recruitment service and may also be another possibility. You can reach them through their corporate headquarters at 1801 N. Mill Street, Suite M. Naperville, IL 60563, 800-969-0723 or their branch office in at 29 Amboy Ave., Edison, NJ 08837, 800-229-0032.

Dear Sun Spots: I read your Sun Spots every day and enjoy it very much. Now I need some help. I’m looking for a garter carriage that fits on the Number 900 Knit King knitting machine by Brother. I would be interested in secondhand in good working condition for a reasonable price. I can be reached at (207) 784-1806. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for someone within a reasonable distance who is willing to give pottery lessons. A couple of my friends and I are very interested in learning how to use a pottery wheel but have yet to find anyone or anyplace that gives lessons. Your help is greatly appreciated. – D. Richards, Livermore Falls.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking to find someone who has a knitting machine and knits Christmas stockings. For the past 20 years I’ve had a particular style made for every new member of my family. The several contacts that I’ve had over the years have dwindled. I have a new granddaughter who just needs to have one made. Can you see if there is anyone who still offers this service? Thank you. – Diane Fournier, Lisbon.

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