DEAR SUN SPOTS: In response to a recent question asked in the column about discount Flagship tickets, there has been a lady selling coupon books in some of the swap and sell groups in the area on Facebook. — Karen, no town.

ANSWER: These swap and sell groups can be a great resource. If you have a Facebook account, search for your local group and request to join.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am looking for a bedside commode in good condition for a woman who cannot get up in the night and go downstairs to the bathroom. If anyone has one at a reasonable price, please contact me at [email protected] — Bonnie Galway, no town.

ANSWER: Home medical equipment loan closets exist across the state. They are usually run by area agencies, hospitals, towns, service clubs or churches.

There is a medical equipment loan closet located at SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston. They can be reached by calling 207-795-4010 or email [email protected]

For more information or other local loan programs, visit


HELLO SUN SPOTS: 4 Season Farm market will have senior farm shares available for sign up at our shop on the corner of Mill and Third St. in New Auburn beginning today, Thursday, April 13. Seniors must sign up in person, first come, first served. We cannot hold or save shares. Our shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The guidelines for qualification for a $50 share of fresh local Maine fruits and vegetables are as follows: You must be 60 or older, a Maine resident with a single household income of less than $21,978 or a 2-person household income of $29,637. Thank you Sun Spots for all the great work you do! — Kath, 4 Season Farm Market and Valley View Farm.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rumford Hospital Auxiliary is seeking items for its yard sale on Saturday, May 20. Whether it’s a single item, a room full or house full, the Auxiliary will gladly accept it. The Auxiliary accepts everything except major appliances and clothing. Furniture, rugs, kitchen goods, books and office items are big sellers. All proceeds are donated to Rumford Hospital to continue providing quality healthcare services to the River Valley. For more information or to schedule a pick up for donations to the sale, call 207-364-3648. Members of the Auxiliary will also be at 209 Lincoln Ave. in Rumford on Friday mornings throughout May to accept donations for the yard sale. — Barbara Belanger, President Rumford Hospital Auxiliary.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Edward Little Class of 1977 will be holding its 40th class reunion on Saturday, July 29. The committee is looking for numerous classmates. If you would like to receive more information or if you have classmate information please contact [email protected], [email protected] or Dianne at 207-754-2616.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: My girlfriend and I were enjoying our lunch on Tuesday at a local restaurant when the server came over to let us know that a fine gentleman near our table had paid for our bill. Thank you to this young man for treating two much older gals to a very happy surpise! We sincerely wish him well. — J.H. & J.M., Lewiston.

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