Dear Sun Spots: I need a sewing machine. It can be an older model as long as it works, please contact 779-7278.

Thanks in advance. – Ruthann, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: I have received numerous inquiries as to why veterans’ names sent in the first of the year to be engraved at Veterans Memorial Park were not on the 15th name stone unveiled on Memorial Day. Those names went on the 16th stone and will be unveiled Nov. 11.

That 15th stone was completed sometime in December, which was a little too late to be unveiled last November along with stone No. 14 and therefore was done this past Memorial Day.

Anyone wanting to get their name engraved on that 16th stone may obtain an application from the Lewiston or Auburn City Clerk’s office or call Gerry at 782-6621. Gerry, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Does the government check the gas station pumps for accuracy. In Canada, 20 gas stations were closed and fined billions of dollars because of these reasons.

We may all be victims right here in the United States.


Answer: In regards to your concern regarding gas station pumps, Marc McElroy, Training and Safety Officer for J&S Oil Co., Inc. said that this seems to be a major concern among most consumers. By regulation, gas stations are inspected once a year by the Department of Agriculture or by a community’s local inspector.

The inspection can occur at anytime. They will also inspect immediately if there is a complaint or concern from a consumer. Some examples of concerns are the consumer feeling as if they did not get the amount of gas they paid for, or that the price gage starting moving up before the gas started flowing from the pump.

Consumers are welcome to report issues to the Department of Agriculture’s Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation at 287-3841

McElroy also noted that J&S Oil inspects their own meters every six months to correct any deficiencies they may find on their end.

Dear Sun Spots: Keep up the great work!

When I gave away my aloe vera plants, I met so many lovely people! I hope you can help me again; I’m looking for someone who has a van with a wheel chair lift that I could hire to take a young lady with MS to a doctor’s appointment from Poland to Scarborough and back.

Please call Ruth, 784-4278. – Ruth, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Leavitt Institute’s 1963 and 1964 class reunion will be held at 5 Lily Land, Bailey Island (near Brunswick), Aug. 2. Please contact Marion Bubier 946-5570, Lola (Richardson) Budek 225-3396, or Terri (Emerson) Herrick 946-5452 for more information.

We need your address, telephone number, or e-mail address so we can contact you. – No Name, No Town.


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