Dear Sun Spots: We are looking for volunteers to help make the day brighter for the homebound elderly in the Lewiston-Auburn area. Senior companions spend 15-20 hours a week visiting and relieving lonelinesss and isolation for the homebound. Companions receive a tax free stipend, mileage reimbursement and other benefits.

The Senior Companion Program is sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and is partnered with Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and SeniorsPlus.

If you are 60 years of age and on a fixed income you may be eligible to become a senior companion. Please call Anna Saar at 1-800-287-1482 for more information and an application.

Thank you to Sun Spots readers for caring. – Anna Saar, Extension Program aide, South Paris.

Dear Sun Spots: Some time ago I read where someone was looking for craft items for next year. I have started cleaning my craft room and have three garbage bags and several boxes of craft items that I am willing to give to any organization that can use them for next year.

Craft items include, but are not limited to, kits to assemble, ribbon, boxes, shells, Christmas decorations, baskets etc. Only serious organizations will be considered. If interested, please phone 782-2274 for an appointment to pick up the items. – No Name, Lewiston.


Dear Sun Spots: This is in reply to Daisy, No Town (Sun Spots request Jan. 22) who is looking for the music songs by Lucille Starr: I have the CD here that contains the French song of “Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Au, plus other French songs she sings on it. Please have Daisy contact me by phone at 740-0382 (Lewiston ) any time, as long as it’s not late at night. Thank you. – Ray, No Town.

Readers looking for bus company tours in the area (Sun Spots inquiry Jan. 17): might also consider Alpine Adventure Tours, 280 Poland Spring Road, Auburn, ME 04210, 800-797-9850, www.alpinetoursme.com. Sun Spots had the pleasure of talking with owner Sue Berube who notes there are many tours that might be of interest to column readers. Among them: the Rhode Island Flower Show Feb. 24; Boston Flower Show March 17-21 and a Gaither Homecoming Concert June 7 (which several readers have previously inquired about). For more on these and other tours, please contact Alpine for a free brochure or check out their Web site for more details. They are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Dear Sun Spots: The Rumford High School classes of 1976, 1977 and 1978 will hold a combined class reunion on June 30, at The Grand Summit in Sunday River.

We are trying to locate missing classmates and update our contacts for all three classes.


The Class of 1977 is looking for Gary Anderson, Wesley Arsenault, Gregory Benedix, Guy Defiore, Bonnie Draper Lessard, Dan Godin, John McClune, Carol Parisi, John Raymond and Denise Thibodeau Smithberger. Classmates, relatives, or friends please update addresses by e-mailing [email protected] or phone Mary at 562-8298 as soon as possible. 364-7931.

The Class of 1978 is looking for Joan Biggar Dudley, Daniel Cayer, Howard Cloutier, Linda Dolloff Lilley, Patrick Donahue, Susan Duguay, Ernie Farrar, Jeff “Benji” Gallant, Debbie Gallant Hentschel, Maryellen McClune Simich, Cindy Martineau, Charlie Murphy, Emile Richard, Don Roberts and William Treadwell. Classmates, relatives, friends please update addresses by contacting Denise at 364-3892 or e-mail reunion [email protected] as soon as possible.

We are also looking to update all of the Class of 1976, please contact Mary at 562-8298 or e-mail the above address with your information. We are especially trying to locate former students: Gregory Chapman, Susan Davis, John Farrow, Alfred Gaudin, Lise Goreyeb, Sally Hallee, Lisa Hofkins, Jeffrey Kennedy, Nancy Michaud, Carolina North, Raina Patterson and Darryll Smith. Looking forward to seeing former classmates at our reunion. – No Name, No Town.


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