Dear Sun Spots: I have used your services before with great success and am asking to use it again.

I am the director of the New Life Community Center in Lewiston, and I run a nonprofit program for preschool children two times a month. The program is called “Peek a Boo Puppets.” We sing and dance with the children, tell stories and do a puppet show.

I am looking for people who would like to be part of this program for a few hours a month. I need a puppeteer and clowns. Since I have many years’ experience, I am willing to train anyone interested. I would also like to find someone who can play a guitar to help us do song times. If you are interested, please call (207) 782-1112 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and ask for Thelma. – Thelma Gurschick, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I have writing because I am very frustrated with my credit. I have tried several different companies that I thought would help me. They have given different references to lenders that accept bad creditors or bankruptcy, unfortunately all the listings they gave me don’t allow me to qualify. I am just looking for a lender that’s going to give me a chance. I am older now and more responsible than when my debt occurred. I am very aware that I am capable of making a loan payment every month. I would rather not claim bankruptcy or do the credit-counselor thing because I need the cash to get ahead. If you can find a bank that will allow me to take out a loan, I would greatly appreciate it. – Tessa Manzer, No Town.

It sounds like you have tried all the options you could. But perhaps there are readers out there that may be able to assist you. In the meantime, Sun Spots would recommend you check out the Clark Howard Web site. Howard has many good tips for consumers. You can also call in to get your questions answered by calling Monday to Friday between 1 to 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, (404) 872-0750 (Atlanta) or 1-877-87-CLARK. You can reach the Web site at

Dear Sun Spots: In response to No Name, Oxford, on Jan. 19, who was looking for a Reader’s Digest “How To Do Just About Anything A-Z Guide”: We have a copy here in our store, Artios Books, for $12.95. We can be reached at (207) 786-4007 or at 180 Turner St., Auburn. We are open six days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dear Sun Spots: A little while back, someone wanted to know where the show “The Waltons” went to. I was unable to reply sooner as I had to leave for a funeral out of town. The show now is playing at 6 to 7 a.m. on Channel 64 in the Lewiston area, which is TVLND.

Now, may I ask a similar question? Where has the show “Little House on the Prairie” gone to? It used to be on TBS every morning 10 a.m. to noon. I cannot find it in any schedule. If someone could help me out with this one, I would greatly appreciate it. I probably have seen every episode of these two shows, but it is so much better television entertainment than what is presently being shown. Thank you. – Ann Howaniec, Lewiston.

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