Dear Sun Spots: How do I go about obtaining a record of birth? I was born in Kingman, Maine, July 28, 1927. Kingman, Maine, no longer exists as a town and there are no records. Whom do I write to for the birth record? How much money do I enclose? – No Name, Litchfield.

Answer:
According to the Office of Vital Statistics in Augusta, all records for Kingman are now being held in Springfield. Sun Spots spoke with a very helpful town clerk, Kay Thompson, who says she has some records. Others, she says, are stored with the town of Macwahoc and if necessary she can provide you with their number. Thompson doesn’t usually charge for this service. However, she recommends you write to her and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for processing. If she can find it, she’ll mail it to you. If you need a certified copy, the cost is $7. You can reach her via mail at P.O. Box 13, Springfield, ME 04487, or at (207) 738-2176.

Dear Sun Spots: The Leeds Fire Department has received a donation of an upright piano. It has recently been tuned and is in good condition. Please call (207) 524-2151 after 4 p.m. We would like to receive a donation for it to go towards the cost of our thermal imaging camera. – Douglas Barker, Leeds.

Answer: Column readers Richard of No Town (Jan. 8, 2003, request) and Judith Albert of Pettingill School ( June 7, 2003, request) may want to contact Barker about this piano.

Dear Sun Spots: The Lisbon High School classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 will hold a class reunion at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn on Oct. 18. We are still searching for class members. For those who have received invitations but have not responded, there is still time to return your reservation form. If you have any questions or have information as to the whereabouts of class members, please call Barb at (207) 353-6331 after 6 p.m. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The New Life Community Center on College Street in Lewiston is looking to start a Kids Club this fall for after-school activities. We would like to offer drama as one of our activities, along with crafts, homework help, and physical and/or board games. We would like to know if there is someone who would be willing to donate their time to give our staff some coaching to help us understand the ins and outs on how to run a drama club. If interested, please contact Thelma Gurschick (207) 782-1112, Monday through Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We love Sun Spots and read it every day. It has been a very helpful tool. – Thelma Gurschick, Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: I just discovered I have a Lewiston Journal Magazine section dated Sat. May 9, 1959. On the back page is a picture of a Venise M. Cloutier, Lewiston High School head majorette posing on top of a brass drum that says “Welcome to the Western Maine Music Festival.” There are so many Cloutiers in the phone book, I thought I would try Sun Spots to locate the correct one. I would like her or her family to have this picture. Thanks, (207) 784-6025. – R.S., Auburn.

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