Dear Sun Spots: Thanks for answering so many questions and sharing information with your readers! Where can I find Beanie Babies in Lewiston, Auburn, Oxford, Norway? Amazon’s prices are too high for what I want to buy and most shops seem to carry Webkinz. Thanks for looking into this for me. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, consider contacting Republic Jewelry and Collectibles, 212 Center St., Auburn, 784-4444 or 1-877-422-7979. Have you also checked the classified section of the newspaper? Sometimes we have seen advertisements for Beanie Babies.

Dear Sun Spots: Calvary Baptist Church and Calvary Christian Academy are having their Annual Indoor Gym Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. We are looking for your unwanted items that are in good condition that you would like to donate to our sale. Our proceeds will be used to help purchase a new playground for our church and school. Thank you. For more information you may call Mary at 225-3665. – Mary, Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: There was a cookie recipe in the June 20 issue of the “American” paper insert of the Sun Journal. I cut it out and lost it. I would really like to have it. Thank you. – No Name, Poland.

Answer: The recipe you are looking for was in the June 20 edition of American Profile. Called “Carolyn’s Morsels,” it was submitted by reader Carolyn Hayes of Elba, N.Y.

Ingredients: 2½ cups all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 cup butter cut into small pieces, 1½ cups packed light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 eggs at room temperature, 1 teaspoon water, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 (8-ounce) package toffee bits, 1 (8-ounce) package milk chocolate chips, 1 (8-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips.

Method: 1. Preheat oven to 325F. 2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Beat butter until light and fluffy with a mixer at medium-high speed. Add brown sugar and vanilla; mix well. 3. Combine eggs and water; beat with a fork. Add to butter mixture; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in pecans, toffee bits and chocolate chips. Chill 1 hour or until dough is firm. 4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges only. Cool on wire racks. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Recipes featured in American Profile may be found on www.americanprofile.com. They also have cookbooks available for sale by calling 1-800-715-6248.

Dear Sun Spots: Monday’s paper (June 23) had a question in regards to POW camps. Maine and New Hampshire were the homes of numerous camps during WWII. An excellent book, “Stark Decency,” by Allen Koop is recommended reading of a German POW camp located in Stark, N.H, a small town north of Berlin, that held several hundred of the non Nazi types. The hardened type were held in more closely guarded camps including a few in Northern Maine. The United States interned about 372,000 Germans and a total of about 427,000 POWs on our soil. The Stark camp was originally built as a CCC camp site where my father and uncle worked during the Great Depression. The Germans worked hard in the woods under the supervision of Brown Paper Co. foremen and under harsh winter conditions but if you read the book you will see that they were treated quite humanly and have since the war returned to Stark to have reunions. A great story for the Journal – what has happened to the Maine and north country POW camps like Stark – sounds like a great Bill Green’s Maine story? Regards. – William Mahoney, Bethel.

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