Dear Sun Spots: I am a mom who is home-schooling her three children. I am looking for elementary-size school desks for my kids to do their schoolwork at. Free would be wonderful, but I am willing to pay a decent price for them. Please call Kim at 783-0069. Thank you and God bless! – Kim Veilleux, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I would gladly accept soap and shampoo and whatever else you have in small sizes. If you are not too far from me, I could make arrangements to pick them up. I gather all kinds of items for Mother Teresa’s missions and would be glad to have them if no one else speaks up for them. I can be reached at (207) 364-3816. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for one ball of crochet cotton Clark’s Big Ball, color new ecru 61A, size 20. If anyone has one for sale or if you could tell me who sells it, I would appreciate it. Please call me at (207) 897-2636. – No Name, Jay.

In addition to responses from readers, you might want to contact the following:

Craft-Mania Inc., 730 Center St., Auburn, (207) 783-8265.

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

Grammy’s Craft Knit ‘N Stitch, Townsend Road, Hebron, (207) 966-3352.

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.

Dear Sun Spots: Where is the closest place to Mexico, that you can purchase dry ice? – Marilyn O’Leary, Mexico.

The only carrier Sun Spots knows of is Elm Ice and Oil Co. on the Gray Road in Falmouth, (207) 797-5691. It is located in the Portland North Business Park. Take Exit 10 off the Maine Turnpike, bear right after the tollbooths and take the first right. Elm Ice is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Perhaps other readers are aware of others who carry this and would be willing to contact the column with that information. In the meantime, try Elm Ice and Oil.

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped so many people. I hope you can help me.

I am looking for someone who sells Mary Kay cosmetics. I do not need a whole makeup session. I just want to buy a couple of items. Is there someone in the Lewiston area who sells Mary Kay? I am almost out of makeup and Mary Kay is one of the few I can wear that I am not allergic to. Thanks. – No Name, Lewiston.

Contact Sheena Peillet, (207) 782-4194, who has been selling it for seven years, or Jody Haber at (207) 353-2375.

Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to see if anyone would be interested in some 1940 dance records that have to be played on a record player.

If anyone is interested in picking them up please give me a call at (207) 782-9506. – No Name, Minot.

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