Dear Sun Spots: What happened to Mindi Ramsey who was on WGME 13? I miss her.

Also, where does one buy knitting yarn around Lewiston or Auburn? We need an assortment of colors. I was told there was a place in Bath. Where?

Why tell people to look for information on the Internet when there are still many people who don’t have computers? – No Name, No Town.

In addition to responses from readers, and as noted in the April 16, 2003, column: Ramsey has switched time slots with John Hopperstad. She is now on the night news while Hopperstad is on in the morning. At that time, station news director Dave Kaplar stated the switch was made to play to each of their strengths.

Regarding your second question: You can purchase yarn at:

Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts in Auburn, 732 Center St. in the Auburn Plaza, (207) 783-1066.

Quiltessentials, 909 Minot Ave., Auburn, (207) 784-4486 or (207) 784-4496. They are open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their Web site is

Or, you can contact Halcyon, 12 School St., Bath, at (800) 341-0282, (207) 442-7909 or via e-mail at [email protected] or via their Web site at

And lastly, Fran-Tastic Creations & Yarn is at Campbell’s Pond Road in Bath, (207) 442-0712; 888-536-5648.

Regarding your last comment, you may not be aware but residents can have computer and Internet access at the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries at no charge. The Auburn Public Library has a guest pass if you are not a patron. There is a 30-minute time limit, which you can renew for an additional 30 minutes, not to exceed an hour per day. Contact the library at (207) 782-3191 for more information or inquire at the circulation desk upon entering the library.

Contact the Lewiston Public Library’s reference department at (207) 784-0135, ext: 210. If you do not have a valid library card, you can have one processed at the circulation desk within five minutes with proof of residence. You can do this by providing something with your physical address on it (not a post office box). The stand-up computers are available for 15 minutes a day for non-card holders and the other computers are available to patrons for one hour per day.

Sun Spots provides the additional Web site information in the interest of saving readers time when searching for items or information.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a crochet pattern for a flat angel 4¾ to 5 inches tall to put on a Christmas tree. Someone made them for the Sacred Heart fair. I hope they can help me. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: You’ve done it again!

It made my week to read the letter from Ralph of Rumford about Arlen E. Barnard, the Three A Safety Man, and to learn of the deeds of lovingkindness he spent his life doing, helping those in need at a very troubled time in their lives. I feel thankful for those who care and act upon it. Not afraid to walk the second mile. Thank you to Ralph to fill in one of my memories. – Joan M., New Gloucester.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m writing to obtain information on electromagnetic disorder. I would like to know if anyone around here has heard of it, has had it or has any knowledge of it, and also what kind of physician treats it. The person I am writing for cannot stand to be around or touch any electric outlet or anything electrical and can’t stand bright lights and magnets. Area doctors and hospitals don’t seem to have a clue. I would like to find help for this person as she is suffering so and needs help. I can be reached by phone at (207) 753-0605. Thank you. – A Very Concerned Friend.

Unfortunately Sun Spots has been unable to find anything on this disorder through Google searches. Hopefully readers out there familiar with this disorder may be willing to share their knowledge with you.

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