DEAR SUN SPOTS: The St. Teresa of Calcutta Ladies Guild is sponsoring a tithe yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 2, in the parking lot of Our Lady of Ransom Church, Elm Street, Mechanic Falls, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are available at no cost. At the end of the day, simply donate 10 percent of your sales to the renovation/building fund. To reserve a table, contact Beth Bowie at 240-5571.

— Beth, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I need help from your readers. My grandson, whose nickname is “Thunder,” has a birthday coming up on Oct. 2. He likes Twisted Tea which has different words in the bottle caps. I’m looking for caps with the word, “Thunder.” If anyone comes across these, please send them to my post office box. I have called the company and they can’t do it, so I’m asking Sun Spots for help! Thank you. Send to Anderson, P.O. Box 504, Dixfield, 04224.

— Anderson, Dixfield

ANSWER: Happy to help spread the word, as always. Twisted Tea, a flavored alcoholic iced tea beverage, puts words under the caps so people can have fun creating poems, etc.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: In regard to the organization looking for craft supplies, I believe it’s Gartley School in Lisbon. You can contact the director, Kristie Morin at [email protected].

— Peggy, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Mexico Historical Society is in the process of producing a pictorial history of Mexico for the upcoming bicentennial celebration in 2018. We would like original photos — but will accept others — of homes, families, businesses, events and veterans of all wars from Mexico. These will be scanned and returned to you.

We would also appreciate genealogies of Mexico families that can be recorded in our archives at the Wills Homestead Museum, home of the Mexico Historical Society.

Items can be brought to the museum any Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October, or can be sent to: The Wills Homestead Museum, 3 Oxford St., Mexico, 04257.

— No name, Mexico

ANSWER: This is a very clear, well-written request. I do hope you get many responses. Readers, be sure to label your photos and other documents well to make it easy on the folks who will be completing the scanning. It helps so much!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you possibly know what happened to Joe’s Barber Shop at 29 Sabattus St. in Lewiston? It closed some time last year. Joe’s was the best long- time barber shop in the area. My dad used to take me when I was a kid and I continued going. I miss going there and I miss Joe.

Also, what has happened to Courtney Sturgeon from WMTW Channel 8? She has been gone for some time.

Thank you for the outstanding service you provide to us Sun Journal readers.

— Dean, Wales

ANSWER: Readers, I need your help finding these two people for Dean! Courtney’s information on social media hasn’t been updated since February. Someone out there must be “in the know.” Please let us know.

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