Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for the fine service you render to our community by offering Sun Spots to your readers. I look forward to reading your column daily. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the fine folks who have donated merchandise for sale at St. Martin’s Bargain Basket thrift shop located at the corner of Bartlett and College streets. The proceeds are used for the benefit of the St. Martin De Porres Residence.

Anyone wishing to donate items to our shop can do so during business hours: Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday’s from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

We are happy to accept the following items: jewelry; linens such as towels, blankets etc;, small pieces of furniture such as coffee tables, rocking chairs, lamps; household items such as pots and pans, toasters, coffee pots; children’s toys and games; baby furniture such as high chairs and strollers; and religious articles.

Thank you again for your kind and generous support in helping those in need. For more information, please call Connie at 783-2530 or Claire at 782-0055.

– No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy your column very much. I sent a request in some time ago and thought it was in the May 26 column, when I saw yearbooks mentioned. Perhaps you didn’t receive it. I know that you get lots of requests, and it takes time for things to be printed, but in case you didn’t receive it, I’ll try again.

I have a cousin who lives in New Hampshire by the name of John LaBrie, who graduated from Stephen’s High School in Rumford in 1936. He will turn 90 in September. He never got a yearbook, tribute or broadcast, and his sister would like to try to find him one for his birthday, if anyone has one I could make a copy of, it would be greatly appreciated. Please call 364-3470. Thank you. – Barbara Doherty, No Town.

Answer: Unfortunately, Sun Spots did not receive your inquiry and is glad you saw fit to write in again. Hopefully readers out there will be able to assist you in your search. A very happy 90th birthday to your cousin. You might also note that birthday greetings from the White House might make his day. Sun Spots encourages you to submit your request to The Greetings Office, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20500.

Dear Sun Spots: I read your articles in Sun Spots every day, and I noticed you seem to find just about everything the people need or want.

Lately, I’ve been looking for some Royal Lunch milk crackers that are or were made by Nabisco. Could you please find out if they still make them, and if so, where I can get some? – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Sun Spots contacted Nabisco’s customer service department and was informed that Nabisco carried this product, on a limited basis, up until earlier this year. However, those few customers were just not enough for the company to continue making this semi-discontinued item. It has been permanently discontinued. But at least you’ll still have those fond memories. And perhaps other readers familiar with this product know of one similar to it and might be willing to share that information with you.

Dear Sun Spots: The Leavitt High school Class of 1977 is in the preliminary stages of planning our 30th class reunion next summer. In an effort to contact as many classmates as possible, a Web site has been set up. All classmates can contact [email protected] to update their mailing address and e-mail information so they can be on our mailing list for planning. They can also contact [email protected] to have their information added. Thanks. – Brian Richardson, Turner.

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