Dear Sun Spots: The Lewiston High School Class for 1967 is looking to update postal and e-mail addresses. We will be holding our 40th class reunion Aug. 18, 2007, at Martindale Country Club. Dinner and live music for all us Baby Boomers, time to catch up with old friends and memories. How about starting to plan the big day? If you would like to attend and need reservations in town, we can help. Please e-mail your updates to [email protected] Class directories will be available at the reunion or we can send you one via e-mail or U.S. Postal Service if you cannot attend. Looking forward to hearing from you all. – Paul Labbe, Peter Longley, Dwight Webb and Ron Paradis, LHS Class of 1967 committee, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: I read an article recently in Sun Spots where they referred to the name plaques as war plaques. A veteran does not have to have served in a war. Any veteran who has served their country honorably, whether it be war time, peace time, Reserves or National Guard can have their name engraved at the Veterans Memorial Park.

Anyone who wishes to have a name of a veteran engraved as a holiday gift or any occasion, will upon request, receive an acknowledgment in the form of a gift card.

Applications can be obtained by calling Gerry at 782-6621 or Bert Dutil at 786-2305. They are also available at the city clerk’s offices in both Lewiston and Auburn, the American Legion Post 152 and Rolly Diner in New Auburn. – Gerry N. Cain, Treasurer, L&A Veterans Council.

Answer:
The headline was incorrect in the Dec. 1 column. It noted the plaques were “war” plaques. However, both Dutil and Cain have confirmed the engraving is to honor anyone who’s served in the military, whether they are alive or deceased. Those include anyone currently serving in Iraq or as Cain notes above the Reserves or National Guard. Thanks to both Dutil and Cain for their update and Sun Spots would encourage those who have or had anyone serving in the military to consider having names engraved.

Dear Sun Spots: This summer a vine established itself on a brick chimney outside my house and has now grown right to the top. The fireplace inside is never used. This bush vine looks very pretty but I wonder if it will eventually do harm to the chimney. I’d appreciate your checking this for me. Thanks. – No Name, Turner.

Answer:
Sun Spots has seen several listings posted online that indicate vine on your chimney may be a case of too much moisture. Either way, it appears that you need to have it removed. Sun Spots would recommend that you contact a chimney repair person, who would be much more qualified, to answer this question for you.

Dear Sun Spots: I have a 1966 Barbie by Mattel with many outfits, boots, shoes, and camping accessories. I also have a 1968 Ken doll.

Is there anyone in the area who might tell me what these might be worth? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.


Answer: In addition to responses from readers, you might check out the following Web site which lists several dolls, including Barbie and Ken dolls that might at least give you an estimate of how much yours might be worth. Check out www.collectdolls.about.com.

• Don Weeks of Shangri-La Kennels in Auburn is certified with Therapy Dogs Inc., P.O. Box 20227, Cheyenne, WY 82003, 307-432-0272 or 877-843-7364 or via e-mail at [email protected] Weeks is not certified with the organization featured in Saturday’s column. Sun Spots apologizes for the mistake.

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