Bingo supplies found in Lewiston

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Dear Sun Spots: I read your column every day, and now I need your help. Would anyone have or know where one could buy Bingo balls and cards for an elderly complex, as we are in need of new ones. It will be greatly appreciated to know. Thank you. – M. Spearrin, Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, the Elks Lodge in Lewiston has suggested contacting their Bingo supplier, Games Inc. Games Inc., a seller of Bingo and pull tab supplies primarily to charitable organizations and senior centers, has been in business for just about 30 years. It is owned by Dave Dechambeault and operated by he and his three sons, Gary, Kevin and Keith. They are located at 142 Howe St., Lewiston, 783-0458. Also, Mainely Bingo of Auburn, a primary supplier for larger Bingo halls, suggested the Bingo supply Internet store Bingo Novelty World at www.bingonoveltyworld.com.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find a full-size box spring and mattress for my daughter. She is not able to work due to serious health issues and a serious injury. She also has to move because of domestic violence. If some hotel, motel or person who has one this in good condition it would be greatly appreciated. You may contact me at: 2 Stevens Road, Freedom, ME 04941 or call 382-6636 before 8 p.m. I will make arrangements to have someone pick them up. Thanks. This is a great column. – Marge, Freedom.

Answer:
Try contacting one of the following organizations: Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, P.O. Box 713, Auburn, ME 04210, 795-6814; The United Way of Eastern Maine, 268 Sylvan Road Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401-4221, 941-2800; or The Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave., P.O. Box 3647, Portland, ME 04104, 774-6304. You could also try calling the Freedom Town Office, 71 Pleasant St., 382-6177, to find out if there might be some local organizations that could help her.

Dear Sun Spots: I want to thank readers in the past for all of their support for our Box Tops program. The readers have been very generous. Students at Turner Elementary School have been collecting box tops with zeal this school year. The total dollar amount collected being $630. The school goal this year is $1,200. The school is about half-way there, but all box tops must be sent to General Mills by the end of February, so there is a great deal of collecting to do over the next month. If anyone has any box tops that they would like to donate, they may mail them to me at: Laurie Labbe, 5 Brookfield Estates, Turner, ME 04282. Thank you. – Laurie Labbe, Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: When is the movie “The Queen” coming to our area? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
As of Jan. 30, Sun Spots found the movie scheduled to show at Flagship Cinemas in Lewiston, Promenade Mall, 855 Lisbon St., 777-5010, and Narrow Gauge Cinemas, Front Street, Farmington, 778-4877. Because cinema schedules change weekly, it is recommended that you call the cinema to confirm the movie is still playing.

Dear Sun Spots: Does anyone have a skein of Red Heart yarn, number 0982 Plumberry? I have run out while making an afghan and am willing to purchase it. Please phone me at 674-3171.

Dear Sun Spots: Is there a word that means: after having an experience for the first time, or learning a new word or concept, events about the same subject keep recurring in an uncanny way? If so, what is it? – Lois Henry, No Town.

Answer:
The expression you may be looking for is dé•jà vu. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is pronounced “dA-“zhä-‘vü, -‘v[ue].” The definition is 1, a : the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time, b : a feeling that one has seen or heard something before; and 2 : something overly or unpleasantly familiar.

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