Dear Sun Spots: On Saturday, May 30, we will be holding our annual indoor yard sale at High Street Congregational Church in Auburn. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tables will be available for a $10 rental fee for an 8-foot table. If you have questions or want to rent a table, please call Connie Ray at 782-2835. Thank you for this opportunity to get the word out. You do a great job. – Connie Ray, Auburn.


Dear Sun Spots: Read your column every day and enjoy it. We live in Weld, some of us have DirectTV and some Dish TV and we have been experiencing some loss of signals every so often for just a matter of seconds, sometimes the screen turns pink and is off a little longer. This seems to happen on the local channels since they went digital. We wonder if other areas are experiencing the same problems and who we should contact to correct the problem. – No Name, Weld.

Answer:
Sun Spots experiences the same problem with her Dish, though rarely, usually when it’s very windy or during inclement weather. Usually the signal is being interrupted by the weather. Both Direct TV and Dish Network explain that this may also happen if there are any obstructions, such as tree limbs, blocking the dish’s view of your satellite. They also note that off-air digital technology is still developing and many broadcast stations are experimenting with their signal; if you notice it happening frequently on a particular local channel, you may want to note the times and contact the station directly.

For other technical questions, DirectTV customers may contact customer service at 1-800-531-5000, general support is available 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week and technical support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or you may submit a question about this on its Web site, www.directv.com.

Dish Network customers may visit the “AskDISH” part of their Web site, www.dishnetwork.com, for answers to most anything, or call 1-888-686-2388.

Dear Sun Spots: I’m looking for a 1960 yearbook from Edward Little High School. I have lost mine. Thank you, please call 786-0003. – Sandra, Lewiston.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know if there is a market for white-pine cones. They are great for crafts or for starting a wood stove fire. I have many 12-dozen bags of them I have collected from my pine grove. Call 645-2065. Thank you. – No Name, Wilton.


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