How to contact Maine’s United States senators

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Has anybody noticed that you can’t send Susan Collins an email on her cellphone app? When you bring up the keyboard, you can’t see what you’re typing. — Philip, no town.

ANSWER: After several attempts on many different cellphones, it appears that the problem has been resolved. Sun Spots could not find an app specifically for contacting Senator Collins, but the mobile version of her website, collins.senate.gov, is back up and operating.

To contact Senator Collins, visit collins.senate.gov/contact. There are several different ways to get in touch beyond just emailing her directly. The contact information for her Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Caribou, Lewiston, Portland and Washington, D.C. offices are all included.

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Similarly, U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, can be reached through his website, king.senate.gov/contact.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Marine Corps League Central Maine Detachment 810 is looking for Marines to help put out flags on veterans’ gravesites. This will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 28, at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Please call Charlie Paul at 207-798-9548 if interested. Semper fi. — Charlie Paul, commandant, MCL Central Maine Detachment 810.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Participation in the 4-H Shooting Sports has steadily grown in recent years and with this growth comes a greater demand for volunteer instructors. The 4-H model is a comprehensive youth development program that utilizes shooting sports as a way of connecting with young people, teaching life skills such as teamwork, respect, and discipline as well as safety and enjoyment. Currently there are certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructors in every county in the state and that list is growing.

Two instructor training workshops are scheduled for this spring and are now open for registration:

* April 22 and 23: Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine headquarters, Augusta; and;

* June 16-18: University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Bryant Pond.

The cost to complete the training is $75 per person. Instructors must be at least 21 years old. — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Turner Timberland ATV Club is hosting a benefit supper for the Turner Food Pantry on Saturday, April 29. We are looking for local businesses to donate raffle items to help us raise money for the Turner Food Pantry. If your business is interested in donating an item, please email us at turneratvclub@gmail.com or mail donations to PO Box 142 Turner, Maine 04282. Thank you so much for your support each and every year! — Danielle, Turner.

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