Dear Sun Spots: My girlfriend’s son was killed in Iraq in April 2003. She is looking to raise money so she can get a memorial bench to put at Veterans Park in Lewiston. Anyone can call at 689-5137 Thank you. – Richard Winchester, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Recently I heard a man talking about a trip to Arizona several years ago and the temperature in June was 120-122 degrees. That was in Phoenix. What is the highest temperature recorded for Arizona? Just curious. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: According to, the highest temperature recorded in Arizona is 128 degrees Fahrenheit. It was recorded on June 29, 1994, at Lake Havasu. The lowest temperature in Arizona, minus 40 degrees, was recorded on Jan. 7, 1971, at Hawley Lake. In addition, the monthly average temperatures range from a high of 105.0 degrees to a low of 38.1 degrees.

Also, according to the same Web site, the highest temperature recorded in Maine is 105 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded on July 10, 1911, at North Bridgton. The lowest temperature in Maine, minus 48 degrees, was recorded on Jan. 19, 1925, at Van Buren.

You and other readers might also be interested in noting that according to, the nation’s highest temperature was 134 degrees on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, Calif. It is also the official highest temperature in the Western Hemisphere.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a question for Sun Spots.

Where can 16-0-16 fertilizer (for fruit trees) be purchased? – Eileen Lord, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots contacted Sun Journal gardening columnist Jody Goodwin, who recommends you check with your local Agway or Paris Farmers Union.

Dear Sun Spots: Weather conditions have prevented us from having our yard sale in May. We have rescheduled it to June 16-17. We are looking for donations. Again, we please ask that there be no major appliances or clothing donations. Please call (207) 353-7438 for directions and drop off times. We thank you in advance. – Shea Pugh, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Community Little Theatre is in need of volunteers to help in preparing its newsletter for distribution. This involves several hours for one morning a month at our theater on Academy Street in Auburn. Because our theater is a nonprofit organization, volunteers play an essential role in the success of our organization. If you are interested in helping with this task, please call (207) 784-6782 or e-mail me at [email protected] Thank you. – Carolyn Robertson, volunteer coordinator, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: Thanks for the help you’ve given me and so many others in the past. Now I’m wondering if anyone can help me find the right light bulb for a little decorative lamp I have. It needs to be 25 watts, and is a B-8. I’ve looked in a number of department and hardware stores. Thank you! – No Name, No Town.

• Column readers wishing to be considered for jury duty (May 24 column): should note that if they have a driver’s license or state identification card, they will automatically be placed on the state’s source list. If you do not have either a license or identification card you should notify the clerk of the Superior Court in the country of your residence so that you can be included as a source. Otherwise Sun Spots would urge you to please not contact your court clerk.

Dear Sun Spots: The eighth-grade class of Sabattus Central School will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sabattus Central School, 40 Ball Park Road, Sabattus. Lunch and baked goods will also be sold. Items in good condition will be gratefully accepted. For more information or to contribute items for the sale, please contact Cindy Soucy at (207) 375-8420 or via e-mail at [email protected] Thank you. – Cindy Soucy, No Town.

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