Dear Sun Spots: I am writing to ask you how jurors are chosen for jury duty?

Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: According to the state of Maine Judicial Branch at, the Superior Court in each county maintains a source list, which is used for the random selection of prospective jurors. Names are placed on the list from the lists of licensed drivers, those issued an identification card by the secretary of state, and those who notify the clerk of the Superior Court in the county of their residence and request to have their name placed on the source list of prospective jurors.

You will find a listing of the courts in all Maine counties posted on the Web site, should you desire a contact for signing up for jury duty.

In addition, you should note that according to the Web site, Maine law disqualifies from jury service non-U.S. citizens, persons under the age of 18, nonresidents of the particular county and persons who cannot understand the English language. Maine law exempts the governor, judges, physicians and dentists providing active patient care, veterinarians with or in an active veterinary medicine practice, sheriffs, attorneys and members of the armed forces on active duty from jury service.

Dear Sun Spots: If any of your readers have any cell phones they no longer are using, the Maine Elks Association could use them to help us raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program in Portland. As you know, MCCP helps children and their families from all over the state of Maine (and other states) fight cancer. We send each cell phone to a company, and they send us a check. All the money we receive goes directly to MCCP. Please send any phones to Melissa Letarte, 721 Farmington Falls Road, New Sharon, ME 04955 or drop them off at any local Elks Lodge.

We are also looking for businesses through Maine to help us with a Longerberger Basket Bingo the Maine Elks are holding in October to raise money for the many charities we support. If your business is willing to donate either cash or items to our event, please phone me at 779-1070 or send your donation to the above address. Thank you. – Melissa Letarte, New Sharon.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking to hire someone with experience wiring miniature dollhouses. I have a small Roombox that needs to be electrified. I will pay a reasonable amount for someone to do this as soon as possible. Please contact Celeste at 353-8726 anytime. – Celeste Crowley, Durham.

Answer: Sun Spots received a response from Isabella Wilson. She and husband Skip run “Nana’s Dream Museum of Miniatures,” located in the back of The Barn, off Goff Street in Auburn, who says they’d be happy to help out. Contact her husband, Skip, at 782-9611. In addition, you can also visit them at the museum.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please tell me who could repair my sewing machine? I would appreciate your help. – Mike D., Jay.

Answer: Fabric Inn, 413 Wilton Road, Farmington, 778-4288. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. They also service all makes, models, years and accept trade-ins.

Cote Brothers, 730 Center St., Auburn, 782-5922. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. They service all makes, models, years and also offer trade-ins.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to get in contact with a woman who attended the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Strutt Your Mutt Walk on Saturday. She was accompanying a woman wearing a purple or blue jacket and a white hat who was in a wheelchair. She asked me if the woman with her could hold my dachshund for a photograph. I took a photo, too, and it came out great. I would love to share my photo with these two women. I can be reached at (207) 562-7602. Thank you – Sandy Kaynor, Peru.

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