Dear Sun Spots: I’m a social worker in the Lewiston community. I work at several doctors’ offices and have come across a problem. I have a few patients with no or limited insurance. I need a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, or a resource for those, and a blood pressure machine that is used on the wrist rather than the upper arm. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. – Rebecca, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know where I can purchase nylon knit dish scrubbies about 3-inches by 3-inches? They are the absolute best things to wash dishes with. Thank you so much! Call Heather at 786-3014. – Heather, No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: You have helped me before, I would like to see if you could do this again. On Nov. 28, I purchased a set of pots and pans at JC Penney in Auburn and this came with a $30 rebate. I have yet to receive this rebate. On the rebate receipt, it gave an e-mail address that we could go to and check the status of this rebate. I am having no luck with this problem. Wondering if you could research this for me. – No Name, Lewiston,

Answer:
We could not access the Web site you provided us, but did a search for the company. On its home page, there is a notice that says if you have any questions regarding a rebate promotion, you should call 1-800-214-8369. We suggest starting there, without more information the company will not be able to help us with your rebate.

In response to a request in Sun Spots, Thursday Feb. 26, Denise Alivero, owner of the Clothes Horse, did try to reach the column to respond, but was unable to and e-mailed to let us know they did close due to the economy. They are not going to be relocating. Before closing, she was very prompt to notify those who had gift certificates or store credit to use and according to her records, had reached everyone. You may contact Denise at 784-3323.

Dear Sun Spots: Have channels 6, 8 and 13 gone digital yet? Some say yes, some say no. My husband hooked up his sister’s converter box and could not get any local channels, so before climbing up on her roof to change the antenna it would be helpful to know if any have changed over yet. Thank you for all your good work. – Ramona Grover, Mason Twp.

Answer: The following information was printed in the Feb. 15 edition of the Sun Journal. Local stations that have already turned off analog are WCBB-10, WGME-13, WPFO-23, WPME-35 and WPXT-51. WCSH-6 and WMTW-8 will remain on analog and digital until June 12.

• To No Name, Minot, looking for the owner of a class ring from Williams High School (Sun Spots, Saturday, Feb. 28) many helpful readers wrote to let us know that Messalonskee High School in Oakland (part of SAD 47) used to be known as Williams High School. One reader offered assistance as he graduated in 1970 and has yearbooks from that time. He may be contacted at [email protected] Or, you could contact the school at 465-7381 and someone may be able to help. Sun Spots thanks readers for their help.

Dear Sun Spots: Black Mountain of Maine would like to thank Franklin Savings Bank and Pine Tree Cellular for sponsoring a stellar night of free skiing, snowboarding and tubing Thursday, Feb. 26. Through their sponsorship more than 650 people enjoyed a fantastic night out on the slopes. Smiles were all around as kids of all ages came out to take part in a variety of winter recreation opportunities. Free Ski Nights offer great exposure for the mountain and the participating sponsors. New faces can experience the mountain for the first time and returning guests can try something new. Businesses like Franklin Savings Bank and Pine Tree Cellular help make exciting events like this possible. Thank you. – Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford.

Dear Sun Spots: To Bea of Livermore Falls, I have some of the Lowe’s Champion beans you are referring to. The ones in the Vermont Bean Seed Catalog are all dark red. I have kept these seeds going for more 40 years for my own use.

These beans are white with a red eye. My father used to raise them and I was never able to find them anywhere else, so I continued to plant them. If Bea will contact me at 375-4508, I would be glad to share a few of them. – No Name, No Town.

• Many thanks to all of the readers who helped with a request in the Saturday, Feb. 28, Sun Spots. Ed Roy was looking for information on a Korean War Memorial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Readers told us that the memorial is located in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor. One reader provided us with a link to the Web site where we learned that the memorial was dedicated July 29, 1995, after three years of fundraising.

From May through November, the memorial is illuminated, and special observances are held on Memorial Day, June 25, July 27, UN Day (Oct. 24), Flag Day (June 14) and Veterans Day.

There are also dedication stones at the memorial, which give people a chance to become a part of the memorial. For information about a stones, write to Leslie Gilbert or Carol Gilbert, Maine Korean Memorial Fund, 270 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472, or call 469-7011.

Dear Sun Spots: Talk of points of light – your service to area people is invaluable and brings the “human touch” to a hard world. God bless you!

My question for readers is what was the name of a beautician’s or beauty training school in Lewiston, between 1930-1940s?

There were a couple in Portland, but Lewiston also, I understand, had such a training school

Thank you very much. I love the Lewiston paper and subscribe even though I live in Gorham. – No Name, No Town.



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