Dear Sun Spots: I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran who was receiving therapy at the Togus wood shop until it closed. I continue to carve for therapy on my own and have a large band saw to prepare my wood for carving.

But I need help to change my blade, for this overwhelms me and prevents me from carving. What I need is someone to show me how to change the blade. I just can’t do this by myself. I carve at 230 Lisbon St., Lewiston. My home phone is 782-4227. – Evariste Bisson, Lewiston.

In addition to responses from readers, you might want to inquire with the wood and tool stores where you buy your supplies. It’s possible someone there, maybe a fellow wood-worker, might be able to walk you through the steps involved or better yet, visit your shop with you and show you how to change the blade.

Dear Sun Spots: While cleaning out the attic I found copies of the Honolulu Advertiser dated August 15, 1945, telling of the Japanese surrender. I would like to know if some veterans group or organization would like them. Also found a mint condition U.S. Navy uniform. I may be reached at 754-1050. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I love Sun Spots and look for it every morning. Now I need to try for myself. I was wondering if someone would have a pattern size 2 for 4-needle mittens, also if someone would have the pattern for the poinsettias afghan. I had one but can’t seem to locate it. Thank you so much. – No Name, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: When is Kathleen Shannon of WCSH Channel 6 due to have her baby, and is this her first child? – P.O.B., Bethel.

You may write her to request this information and to wish her the best by addressing: Kathleen Shannon, c/o 207, WCSH 6, One Congress Square, Portland, ME 04101, or e-mail [email protected]

According to the WCSH 6 Web site bio, Kathleen Shannon returned to News Center and Maine in September 2003 to co-anchor “207,” a 7 p.m. magazine show.

Shannon previously anchored News Center’s weekend morning and noon newscasts, and was a reporter at the station from 1995 to 1999.

She has an extensive news background, including anchoring and reporting for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis from 1999 to August of 2003, and field producing for five years at KNSD in San Diego.

Her main areas of focus are politics, the economy and in-depth interviews. She also attended the Poynter Institute’s Power Reporting Seminar in the spring of 2000.

She was born in Somerville, N.J., and has lived all over the United States but considers Maine her true home. She has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and politics from New York University. She runs, reads and fly-fishes with her husband in her spare time.

Dear Sun Spots: Some time back, someone who wrote Sun Spots was giving away a tin man armor to whoever might want it.

My son wrote them a note and did not hear anything back. Only a P.O. box number was available. My son is still interested if you could contact the person. – Lois Wilson, Auburn.

Sorry but the writer did not include a name and telephone number. It is possible that the armor is no longer available, but if it is still available, and No Name of Poland is reading this, please contact Lois at 783-6450.

Dear Sun Spots: If the person from the Livermore/Rumford area who twice left a message on my car at the Chickadee Restaurant that he would like to have first choice should we ever sell the “84” cream color Cadillac DeVille with just under 40,000 miles, please contact us as we are planning to sell now. We may be reached at 782-3661. – Irving Grant, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for Sun Spots, it’s the first page I look at. This is for the person who was looking for an iron cover or grate for an old-fashioned wood burning cook stove. I might have what she is looking for.

I also have a large amount of quilting cloth if anyone needs it. Call me at 783-6172. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

You may call the Sun Spots writer who requested the grate, from the Thursday, Jan. 11 column, at 782-8175 or 514-5159.

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