Dear Sun Spots: The Stephens High School class of 1966 will hold its 40th reunion Sept. 23 at The Madison in Rumford. Anyone who has any information about the following classmates is asked to contact Luanne at 364-7989; Mary Ann at 364-4710; Tom at 364-4599; Russ at 946-5152 to RSVP by Aug. 1.

We are looking for: Barbara Barlow (Moxey); Eugene Bartlett; Edward Benedix III; David Bisson; Rebecca Blanchard; Ronald Burns; Constance Coughlin (Goodwin); Shirley Gallant (Beers); Donald Gay; Maureen LaCroix (Mann); Francis Lutick; Robert Mildrum Jr.; Linda Mooney (Unroe); George Puskkar; Coleen Smith (Morris); John Savard; Daniel Surette; Claudette Thibodeau (Martin); Rebecca Thibodeau; Terald Townsend and Steve Vatalaro. – Tom Bulger, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The Danville Junction Grange 65 will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at the grange hall. The purpose of this sale is to raise money for repairs to the hall. Tables are available to rent for $10 by phoning Wes or Glenys Ryder at 783-6897. There will be food, white elephant items and raffle tables as well as a soup and sandwich luncheon.

Thanks for all the help that you give so many of us. – Glenys Ryder, Danville.

Dear Sun Spots: I love Sun Spots and wish that you would have the whole back page of the newspaper just on Sun Spots.

Also, I’m hoping that someone can please help me. I would like the recipe for an Amish Friendship Bread. I need to know how to start it. Thanks for your help. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, the following appeared in the May 14, 2005, column:

Amish friendship bread starter ingredients and method: 3 cups sugar, 3 cups flour, 3 cups milk.

On day 1: In glass or plastic bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Stir mixture with wooden or plastic spoon (don’t use metal spoon or electric mixer). Cover bowl loosely with paper towel, cloth, wax paper or plastic wrap. Keep at room temperature (don’t refrigerate).

On days 2, 3 and 4: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On day 5: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk; stir.

On days 6, 7, 8 and 9: Using wooden or plastic spoon, stir mixture once each day.

On day 10: Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk. Remove 3 cups of mixture and give 1 cup each to three friends. Save remaining starter for yourself.

Amish friendship bread ingredients: 1 cup Amish friendship bread starter, 2/3 cup oil, 3 eggs, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon vanilla, 1½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup sugar. Method: In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Bake in two well-greased and floured or sugared 9-by-5-inch bread pans. Bake in 350-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Note: Raisins, chopped apples, drained, crushed pineapple, candied fruit, coconut, mashed banana, dates, chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips (½ cup each) may be added to batter before baking.

Dear Sun Spots: Back in the late 1960s, my husband, myself and our children used to perform in the Knights of Columbus musical shows under the direction of the talented Ray Chouinard. Some of these musicals were “South Pacific,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Damn Yankees,” to name a few. We would love to know if any of these shows were ever filmed or video taped so that we could view them and copy them. We can be reached at 782-4228. Thanks. – R&J, Lewiston.



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