DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are seeking current military soldiers and/or veterans who still fit in their respective military uniforms for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. We need four individuals for each branches of service. 

These individuals would be partaking in our second Military and Veterans Tribute on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Those interested please contact Norm Lebel at 375-6589. — Henri St Pierre, co-chairman, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to the March 12 question about the sign honoring World War II troops that used to be in front of Edward Little High School, I checked with Bob Belz,  the former Auburn Public Works director. He retired last year after working for the city for 44 years! His answer is:

“After World War II many towns, some through the American Legion, erected honor boards or “honor rolls” indicating those who served in the armed forces during the war. On most a star by the name indicated the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

“The subject sign board on the lawn off Main Street fell into disrepair and was removed by the Parks and Recreation Department. The last time I saw it, it was in storage at the parks maintenance garage down in Pettengill Park maybe 10 years ago? Check with Paul Charest in parks maintenance.”

I emailed the recreation operations manager to see if he could check the garage and ask Paul if he knows where it may be. Unfortunately, they were unable to find it. Thanks. — Tracy Pinkham, information assistant, Auburn Public Works

ANSWER: Tracy is an invaluable resource to Sun Spots, and she appreciates her efforts to try and find that sign.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for a portable massage table. I don’t have much money to start a small business. If someone has one kicking around that they will sell cheaply, please call. — Steve, Oxford, 744-2163

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My husband and I had our first Valentine’s Day meal at Wei Li in auburn. After we finished our fantastic meal, we found out our meal was already paid for by the couple sitting behind us.

They were already gone when we found out, and we were enjoying our time with each other so much that we didn’t really notice them.

I wanted to reach out to these strangers and say thank you so much for the Valentine’s Day surprise. Your random act of kindness made the day so much better and did not go unnoticed.

We already have ideas to pay it forward. Thank you so much. — Ashley S., Norway

NOTICE TO READERS: Sun Spots is sorry, but there are two types of letters that she frequently receives but cannot use. One no-no is selling items. Anyone who wants to sell something needs to place a classified ad. Some of those ads are free! Call 207-783-2281 or 800-482-0935.

The other is event announcements. For a letter to be in Sun Spots there must be a request involved beyond inviting attendance at an event. The writer must be looking for something, such as donations for a yard sale or selling craft tables, or have a question.

If you want your event announced in the Sun Journal, submit the information for possible inclusion in the Check It Out calendar and/or Connections ([email protected]).

This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]


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