Dear Sun Spots: The Lewiston High School Class of 1957 will hold its 50th class reunion the weekend of June 16 and 17. We are trying to locate the following classmates and would appreciate any information we can get:

Renald Beaulieu, Joline Bernier Alexander, Jacqueline Curran, Norman Curran, Richard Desrochers, Marion Goodman, Gertrude Gregory Sullivan, Gerard Guilmet, Thomas Madrano, Patricia Peaslee, William Priest, Patricia Saindon St. Laurent, Henry Talon Jr., and Inez Therriault Smith.

Anyone with information may contact me at 784-5655. Please ask for Carmen. – Carmen, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: Can you or one of your readers please give me the address or phone number for Minika White, a seamstress who used to live in Auburn? Thank you. I may be reached at 345-3718. – George Reynolds, Minot.

Dear Sun Spots: Some time ago there was a recipe in the Cook of the Week feature for a baked chicken, using salsa and cheese.

I made this a couple of times but have since lost the recipe. Could you please reprint it? – Diane Peterson, No Town.

Answer:
Sun Spots wonders if you are referring to Cook of the Week Monique Hamann featured in the Aug. 20, 2006, column. Her recipe for low-carb chicken sounds like the recipe you are referring to:

Low-carb chicken

Ingredients:
6 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2 cups chopped scallions (¼-inch slices), 2 cups chopped black olives (¼-inch slices), 1 26-ounce jar medium Thick n’ Chunky salsa, 1 16-ounce bag shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 16-ounce bag shredded cheddar cheese.

Method: Use cooking spray to lightly cover bottom of a 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Arrange chicken in pan. Pour salsa over chicken. Spread sliced scallions and olives over entire dish. Spread equal and generous amounts of both cheeses to cover entire dish. Use more or less to your liking. Cover with foil. Bake about 1 hour at 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until done.

Dear Sun Spots: I need your help in locating a Sun Savings and Loan Association office near here, if possible, or any location you may be able to find. That is, if they’re still in business. We have savings certificates that date back to 1984, and I would like to know their value. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: Unfortunately, Sun Spots did not locate anything on this company after the 1980s. Perhaps there are readers familiar with this company who might be willing to share their information with you.

Dear Sun Spots: Because of recent renovation projects, my hardwood floors desperately need a thorough cleaning. Several years ago, a visitor to my home remarked that she cleaned her hardwood floors with some combination of household products. I only remember Windex and dish detergent. She claimed this mixture effectively cleaned the floor and also restored its shine. Any idea what the recipe might be for this cleaning solution? Thanks for any help. – No Name, Leeds.

Answer
: Sun Spots did not locate this particular mixture. Perhaps readers will have suggestions on an approach that has worked well for them.

Research indicated a great difference of opinion on how to care for and clean wood floors. Some recommended commercial wood cleaners as safe and effective; others said they merely covered the dirt, rather than removing it.

There appears to be consensus in one area: Do not saturate your wood floors.

Standing water will seep into the wood and may cause warping or other problems. Your sponge or applicator should be wrung out until it is just damp, not wet.

Sun Spots located the following combination online at www.care2.com. Perhaps it will prove useful in your cleaning project.

Floor cleaner with fragrant herbs

Ingredients
: 1/8 cup liquid soap or detergent, ¼ to ½ cup white distilled vinegar or lemon juice, ½ cup fragrant herb tea (peppermint is great as it adds antibacterial qualities).

Method: Combine ingredients in a pail or bucket. Swirl the water around until it is sudsy. Proceed as normal. Shelf Life: Discard unused formula. Another option you might consider is contacting a floor company to see what tips they might be able to help you with. You’ll find listings in your local phone book.

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