Dear Sun Spots: I would like information on a school variously known as Professor Louis Robert’s Business School, Robert’s Business College, College Commercial Robert and Maine Business Institute. Professor Louis Robert operated it in Lewiston during the 1930s and 1940s. Thank you for your help.

– No Name, Auburn

Answer: Sun Spots was unable to find out anything about this school. Perhaps readers will have some information.

Dear Sun Spots: Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabattus is seeking crafters for its annual holiday fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14. It will be held in the Maxwell-Gill Hall on High Street in Sabattus. Please call Connie at 375-6951 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday to reserve your table or for more information.

– Connie Chasse, Sabattus

Dear Sun Spots: Your column is my favorite part of the newspaper, and you help many people. Now I am seeking the help of your readers who love to craft.

Wal-Mart offers a less expensive, but great selection of fabrics, yarns and crafting materials. Not all of the local crafters can afford to buy at a crafting specialty store, especially when they are crafting for the many local charities. Wal-Mart as an inexpensive alternative may end in the near future. It has come to my attention that Wal-Mart’s out-of-state headquarters is planning to drastically reduce, if not eliminate, the craft department in the Auburn location to make room for a party supply department.

If you are against this change, please call Wal-Mart customer service at 1-800-WALMART or 1-800-925-6278. If you select the Wal-Mart option (press 2 on your touch-tone phone) and comments about a shopping experience (press 1), you can let them know your opinion about this decision. You should mention store 1868, Auburn, Maine.

– Concerned Crafter, Auburn

Dear Sun Spots: For anyone interested in learning more about the challenges of military life during these times of war, please consider attending the next meeting of the Maine Military and Community Network.

Whether to satisfy your curiosity or to offer practical help to the men and women (or their families) serving or having served in combat, come to USM/L-A College, Room 170, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. For more information, call 1-888-365-9287 or e-mail [email protected] You might also want to watch “Chats with the Mayor” on Thursdays during September featuring the Maine Military and Community Network (Time Warner Cable Channel 11 or Oxford Networks Cable Channel 2; both at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., viewable in Lewiston, Auburn, Sabattus, Lisbon and Lisbon Falls).

If you are already involved in helping military families, we especially want to hear from you. Thank you.

Nancy Dubord, No Town

Dear Sun Spots: I work with adults with disabilities in the Lewiston-Auburn area. I am trying to help them obtain some items that it is not possible for them to purchase. An elderly blind client would love an 8-track player to play his old tapes. Another client has very little furniture. As he is a large gentleman, I am looking for a queen-size bed. Also he needs a bureau, a vacuum and a table or entertainment system for his TV. Thank you for having a great column helping so many individuals.

– Sue Parsons, Otisfield

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