Dear Sun Spots: For No Name, No Town (Tuesday, Nov. 4), on the question about ants, I sprayed my outside foundation every week for the summer. I had ants visit at night and found that glue pads that you would use for mice work very well. That would keep them from getting away. But what works best is bees and hornets. If you do not destroy any nests or spray them during the summer you will find they are enemies and the bees will do the work for you. When bees and hornets are around, the ants cease to exists. I am now ant free! – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: In reading your column, I noticed that somebody was looking for a way to get rid of ants. I recommend they try the Riddex pest repellent. It is guaranteed to cover a whole level of your apartment, condo or house and well worth the price. They can be checked out online at www.riddex.com for more information. This system does really work. Thank you. – No Name, No Town.


Dear Sun Spots: You have helped me many times and would like your help again. For many years my family has been a silent helper; like being a secret Santa, giving money to Salvation Army, donating to organizations like the Barbara Bush fundraisers for cancer and recovery from accidents and so many more. My oldest child has been asking, do we really know if the right people are receiving the help they so need? How do I show them it is? I would like to find a family or families that need help so that they can give, and hopefully that will help them to keep giving. How do I go about finding how? Thank you very much. – No Name, Rumford.

Answer: Sun Spots commends you on your generosity. We are sure the organizations you support appreciate your help and hopefully you will inspire others to give during these tough times. We recommend contacting the specific organization and ask how your money will be used. You can find out if it stays locally or is used to support other programs.

If you’d like to help specific families in the Rumford area this holiday season, consider contacting the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, which serves Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties, and ask to donate to their adopt-a-family program for a family in your area. Call Claire at 754-2844. We also recommend checking with local churches and schools that may have similar projects.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you so much for the shoulderette/shrug from a reader Judy Sawyer, Turner. It is appreciated so much. – C.M.F., Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Thank you for your column, I read it everyday. I have a computer that I am donating to a VFW post in the Lewiston-Auburn area. However, during my move into my new home the monitor was damaged. We would appreciate anyone in the Lewiston-Auburn area who has one that they no longer need to give us a call at 754-1899. I would like to thank you in advance. – No Name, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: Crescent Park School in Bethel will again be participating in several programs to earn merchandise or money for the school this year. We are collecting UPCs (bar codes) from Campbell’s soup, Spaghetti-O’s, Swanson, Prego, V-8 juices and Pepperidge Farm crackers, breads, cookies, Goldfish crackers and frozen desserts. Also, we need box tops from General Mills “Box Tops For Education” products including cereals, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait, Ziploc, Huggies, Cottonelle and others. We are saving “Hannaford Helps Schools” certificates and Hood “Sox Tops for Kids” bottle caps.

CPS earns books, computer programs and sports equipment from Campbell’s. Money from the box tops, certificates and bottle caps goes into the CPS Student Activity Fund. Last year, CPS earned more than $664 for the fund.

A complete list of qualifying products is available at the Crescent Park School office (824-2839). Please put all UPCs, lids, box tops, certificates and bottle caps in the collection box at Crescent Park School or the Bethel Foodliner. You may also send them to: Crescent Park School, 19 Crescent Lane, Bethel, ME 04217. This is a great way to support the children at CPS (or any local school). We always appreciate the support from our friends in the Sun Spots area. – Alicia McLean, volunteer coordinator.


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