Dear Sun Spots: Again I’m requesting information from your great column.

You listed at one time a lady in Livermore who would accept knitted squares for afghans. I have lost her address and phone number. If you could find it I would be most appreciative. I have many squares to give her. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Unfortunately Sun Spots was not able to find a Livermore woman doing this and perhaps readers may be able to assist you here. In the meantime, Sun Spots did discover that Phoebe Lowell, director of Catholic Charities of Maine’s SEARCH program would love to receive your knitted squares. You may want to call her at (207) 784-5154. Lowell also accepts yarn donated to the program, which stands for Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage and Hope. Its mission is to enable frail, vulnerable elderly people and those with disabilities to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Finished afghans are distributed to SEARCH clients, nursing homes, food pantries and other agencies.

• Readers should note that Cecile Lauze mentioned in the Nov. 14 column no longer works at SEARCH.

Dear Sun Spots: Help! My silverware that I had stored away is tarnished. Any hints?

Also, what were the Megabucks numbers for Oct. 22? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
According to Jane Courtier at www.hunkinsexperiments.com, mix about 4 tablespoons of washing soda with two pints of very hot water. Place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of a plastic mixing bowl and stand a piece of tarnished silverware on the aluminum foil. Wearing rubber gloves, pour the hot soda solution into the bowl until the silver item is completely covered (make sure it remains in contact with the aluminum foil). Within a few minutes the tarnish will transfer from the silver to the aluminum foil. Remove the now sparkling silver item, rinse and dry it with a soft cloth.

The Oct. 22 Megabucks numbers were: 01-04-14-18-23-32 Bonus – 11.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to Sun Spots to see if there are any of your readers or farmers who might be interested in purchasing an “insulage cutter” or corn planter. Please call me at (207) 824-2635. – Barbara Patterson, Bethel.

Dear Sun Spots: I am a Shaklee distributor and have been in the business 27 years. I am in the neighboring town of Bremford, which is Wilton. I would be happy to service S.H.M., of Bremford who wrote into Sun Spots looking for a contact. I can be reached at P.O. Box 468, Orchard Drive, Wilton, ME 04294, or (207) 645-2238. – Pat Pochepan, Wilton.

Dear Sun Spots: Where can I contact Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton? – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
Try contacting The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton at: United States Senate, 476 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, (202) 224-4451.

Try writing to former President William Jefferson Clinton, at 55 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027.

Dear Sun Spots: If anyone, who recently donated books to the library, is missing a small 4-by-6 pink, floral photo album (with pictures of adults, babies and pets), we are holding at the main desk. Please contact us Monday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday noon to 5:30 p.m., or Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mechanic Falls Public Library.

Dear Sun Spots: Would the ladies who are interested in joining the DAR, and you know who you are, please call me or e-mail me before Thanksgiving. I am Martha Beardsley and can be reached at (207) 897-4593, [email protected] – Martha Beardsley, Livermore.



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