DEAR SUN SPOTS: You were very helpful to me before so I’m hoping you can help me out again. I’m looking for someone in the Woodstock-Norway area who will come to check out my refrigerator. It’s a GE Profile with an ice maker. I’m not sure what year it is as we got it second-hand. It isn’t freezing as well as it should. The fridge gets cold enough to keep food from spoiling, but doesn’t get real cold. Any help you or your readers can give me would be great.
—No name, no town
ANSWER: This is not the time of year to be without a refrigerator in good working order! I do hope you can limp along with this worrisome issue until a good repairman can be on the job. Mike’s Appliance and Repair can be called at 207-539-2424. If readers in the Norway area have other recommendations, please contact Sun Spots right away!
DEAR SUN SPOTS: In regards to June 27 Sun Spots, “Hee Haw” can be seen at 8 p.m. Sunday nights on RFD TV if you have Time Warner (Spectrum) cable. The channel is an added one and costs $4.95. It’s listed under HD Pass Ch. 297. Hope this helps.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read your column every day and love it! This is for the person who wanted to know about re-runs of “Hee Haw” (Sun Spots, June 27). If they have Dish TV, they can watch it on RFD Channel 231. The show is on at 8 p.m. Sunday nights.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: If money was sent to the Cub Scouts how come they don’t send a thank you? Don’t they like getting donations?
—No name, Lewiston
ANSWER: Although thank you notes should ideally be mailed out immediately, there just aren’t enough hands to make sure this happens in a timely manner. As a volunteer for a few nonprofit organizations, I can assure you that everyone is well-meaning and not setting out to ignore our wonderful donors or to be ill-mannered.
Sometimes organizations send out a blanket thank you mailing at the end of the year so donations can be claimed on your income taxes. If you need your thank you letter for this purpose, contact the organization. Otherwise, know that you have donated to a worthy cause and be happy in the knowledge that you have helped them out.
DEAR SUN SPOTS: I know a lot of people in this area would like to find out why the Mexico One Stop, a local landmark, closed so suddenly and without warning.
—No name, Mexico
ANSWER: I called the town office and they didn’t even know. If you were affiliated with this institution, please let us know what happened!
If you have gift certificates, you can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Mediation Service, a free service to Maine consumers who have a problem with a business. You can write to Attorney General’s Consumer Information and Mediation Service, 6 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.
You can also email [email protected] Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. You can call the Consumer Information and Mediation Service from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, at 207-626-8849 or toll-free at 1-800-436-2131. More information can be found at http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/index.shtml.
This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]