Dear Sun Spots: On behalf of Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin, I would like to thank you for featuring our organization in one of your recent columns. After the article was published, we had several prospective volunteers call, plus an anonymous $50 donation. As a follow-up, I would like to mention that LV-A will hold a tutor training workshop over the course of two Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., plus a closing session on March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Anyone who is interested can call me at (207) 753-1772. – Sincerely, Tahlia Hope, Executive Director, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I read your column every day and hope you can help me.

I am looking for a cassette tape that teaches the French language. Is there a store in the area that sells such a tape? I hope you can help me. – D.K., Bryant Pond.

In addition to responses from readers, try contacting one of your local bookstores to see if they could special order something for you, if they don’t already have something in stock.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know where to find White Cloud toilet paper. They had it on sale some time ago at Wal-Mart. I’ve looked in every store and cannot find it. Maybe someone knows where and could assist me in finding it. Also, where could I find French cassettes or tapes? Thank you. – M.S., No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: In the early ’40s and ’50s, I received a yearly catalog from a company that sold clock parts and kits. I believe the name of the company was Clock Kits Co. Would it be possible for you to locate this address for me? I would order the catalog for some supplies. Thanks for your help. – J.L.G., Mexico.

You might want to contact Klockit at, or via mail at P.O. Box 636, N3211 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, 800-556-2548, via e-mail at [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for an address or place to purchase a kneading blade for Baker’s Secret Bread Machine model No. ABMY2K1. – Terry Parker, No Town.

Sun Spots believes your item is actually made by Welbilt as that is only reference she can find is based on the model number you have provided. Tritronics sells replacement parts and literature for Welbilt or Betty Crocker small appliances. You can order your item by phone at (410) 676-7300, extension 6, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via mail at Tritronics Inc., 1306 Continental Drive, Abingdon, MD 21009-2334.

Dear Sun Spots: Could someone please tell me where I could find the video of Jane Fonda’s beginners workout? This dates back to the late ’70s or early ’80s. Please call me at (207) 645-3546 after 5:30 p.m. or leave a message. Thank you. – Kay Hamlin, East Dixfield.

Dear Sun Spots: I have several old Valentines (pre-1940) in excellent condition, a few signed. Also, an Effanbee-Baby Dainty doll in fair-to-good condition (pre-1935) and an 8-inch porcelain doll in excellent condition of unknown age. Could you please aid me with value or whom I should call? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Sun Spots would recommend you try contacting Dan Poulin at Orphan Annie’s, 96 Court St., Auburn, (207) 782-0638.

Dear Sun Spots: This is for Barbara who was looking for Mary Maxim patterns.

You can have the following numbers: 165, 195, 228, 408, 409, 410, 725, 860, 965, 840, 870, 935 and 950.

If you can pick them up, they are free. Please call (207) 786-7711. – No Name, No Town.

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