Dear Sun Spots: I live in the Dixfield area and am looking for someone to give my 7-year-old son guitar lessons either in the evening or on the weekends. I am willing to travel about 30 miles in any direction, but don’t want to go too, too far. We are not aware of anyone in this area that does it at this time. If you know of someone or do the lessons yourself, please call Jen or Scott at 562-4567. Thank you. – Jennifer Holmes, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, a Sun Spots co-worker recommended Denny Breau and said “he’s the best.” We contacted Denny and he said he teaches at Gould in Bethel on Mondays, but he’d like you to contact him to see if you can set something up. E-mail Denny at [email protected]

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to find the plastic disks that go into 45 rpm records from the older days. I have some I would love to play. Please send a note to Sun Spots if you have any. I read Sun Spots every day. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The request for a recipe for a sugar/water starch in today’s (Oct. 8) column brought back fond memories of my teenage years in the 1950s. I had seven crinoline petticoats in various colors which I starched with sugar/water starch and dried over opened umbrellas. Thanks for the memory! – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: The Minot United Methodist Church Fair “Susanna’s Treasures” will be held in the church vestry from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Free coffee will be offered. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Door prizes, silent auction table, home baked goods, an old-fashioned cheese wheel and a cookie walk will be offered. Crafts, a cookbook table, holiday decorations and treasures too numerous to mention will be included also. For information call Phyllis at 345-5801. – Phyllis, Minot.

Dear Sun Spots: What a great resource center you are! Please help me locate an Amway dealer in the Farmington area. Thanks for your help. Call Muriel at 778-4812. – Muriel, No Town.

Answer: In addition to responses from readers, contact Adrianne Dunn at 247-3945. She is an Amway distributor and can ship orders directly to you. Also contact Bob and Stephanie Michaud at 513-1122. Leave a message anytime.

For Sun Spots readers interested in collecting stamps for Sr. Boisvert: Dear Sun Spots: Sr. Gilberte Boisvert received a generous donation of an entire stamp collection! She gratefully reported that it was the largest gift she’d ever received. You do not need an entire collection to donate to her Cameroon, Africa ministry. If you have saved two or four stamps, but do not think it is enough, please send them anyway. If each Sun Spots reader sent just one stamp, she would have thousands! Please leave a ½-inch margin around the stamp. She says foreign stamps are worth more. Her address is: Sr. Gilberte Boisvert, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844. Thank you to all of you who support her year-round effort to bring shelter, food, clothing and assistance to the mission villages. – No Name, Auburn.

Dear Sun Spots: I was interested in reading comments made by Judy and Dale about the EdenPure heaters in Friday’s (Oct. 10) column. Each time that I see an ad for them I read every word, and nowhere can I find an estimated cost on a person’s electric bill for running them. Do they take as much electricity as most heaters do? I would really appreciate hearing from a reliable source who has any information on this subject. Thanks for this very informative column. Keep up the good work! – No Name, Danville.

Answer: Hopefully, Judy and Dale or other readers will give Sun Spots more specific information. According to the EdenPure Web site,, the EdenPure heater will cut your electric bill in a few ways. The heaters use less energy to create heat than other sources, will heat a room in minutes and are portable so will quickly heat any other room you move to. You can turn the heat down in your house to as low as 50 degrees, but the room with the heater will stay warm. They claim that it has cut some heating bills by up to 50 percent. Also, the heater was tested by an independent lab in a home environment and determined to use 1.263 kilowatts per hour.

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