Dear Sun Spots: Pertaining to Dr. True’s Elixir, I remember my mom giving me a spoonful every night before bedtime. I believe she told me it was for worms.

I asked earlier about mobile home used parts; need parts for the crank-out windows. Someone in a 50-mile radius would be fine. Thanks for all your help in the past. – No Name, No Town.

Answer:
In case you may have missed Sun Spots’ response on Tuesday, Sept. 2, contact Parts and Pieces, 515 Main St., Route 26 in Oxford, at 539-2363. They have a large selection of mobile and manufactured home replacements parts. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Dear Sun Spots: For gifts in a jar there are also several books called “Gifts from a Jar.” These books include cookies and muffins, soups, breads and other things as well. I believe that the Craft Mania store in Auburn has several of the books and I believe they are priced around $8 or $9 each. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: My sister-in-law Fay is trying to find a pattern for pillowcases of a girl which was embroidered and her skirt was crocheted like a Southern belle skirt. The pattern came out several years in the Grit magazine. Call 897-6181 if you can help. You are the first we turn to for help! – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please find out how the stimulus rebate checks are figured out? It seems like the more you have the more you get. Not fair at all. – D., No Town.

Answer:
According to the Internal Revenue Service Web site, economic stimulus payments are based on information provided on your 2007 income tax return.

Many, but not all, taxpayers qualify for the maximum basic payment of $600 for singles or $1,200 for married couples. Many parents are also receiving an additional $300 for each qualifying child, born after Dec. 31, 1990.

There are many reasons why your payment may have been less than the maximum For example, if you are single and your net income tax liability is less than $600. If you are married and your net income tax liability is less than $1,200. If you are single and your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than $75,000 or married with an AGI more than $150,000. Also, if you owe back taxes or have non-tax federal debts such as unpaid student loans or child-support obligations, your rebate would have been less than the maximum.

They note that around the same time you received your payment, you received a notice from the IRS explaining how your payment was figured. If a portion of your payment was offset to pay back taxes or non-tax debts you will receive an additional notice providing details on the offset several weeks after your payment has arrived.

If you have further questions, consider contacting your local IRS office. Offices are located at 217 Main St., Lewiston, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday, (207) 782-6795 and with the same hours at 68 Sewall St., Augusta, (207) 622-1508.

Dear Sun Spots: This is to respond to the lady looking for glass nail files. The Lakeside Collection has a set of three everlasting nail files for $4.95 a set. It may be reached 24 hours a day 1-847-444-3150 or by Web at www.lakeside.com; I hope this helps her. – J.P., Monmouth.

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