DEAR SUN SPOTS: On April 10, I went to Food City in the Turner Plaza on Route 4 to get groceries. An employee helped me put my groceries in the trunk and a 5½- by 8-inch clipboard with papers clipped to it must have fallen out of my purse in the parking lot. I checked with the store and no one has turned it in. My husband made this and it meant a lot to me. If anyone finds it, please call me at 897-2526. — Bea, no town

ANSWER: It’s so difficult when we lose these special keepsakes. I hope your item this is found and returned to you soon. Please let us know!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a Weider weight bench plus weights to give away if anyone is interested. It is old, but in good shape. My number is 784-9435. — Sandra, Auburn

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I recently had back surgery and am unable to do what I usually do around the house and yard. I saw a story in the Sun Journal about a business that will clean up pet waste in your yard, but I can’t remember the name of it. — Marjorie, Auburn

ANSWER: I actually got a letter from another reader this week and I believe she just answered your question for me! There are many of these “pooper scooper” businesses popping up.

Here is the letter from my other reader. The number for Scoop 4Paws is 713-1550.

“On April 6 the Sun Journal ran a story about a new business in town, Scoop 4Paws Pet Waste Removal Service. I broke my hip so it wasn’t possible for me to clean up after Sampson. I called Carey Zembas and she was so friendly and upbeat that I scheduled her to come and do a cleanup. She was on time, has an amazing personality and did an awesome cleanup. My dog Sampson didn’t recognize her yard. I would tell everyone with a dog to call Carey her and she will take care of your yard with a smile and a wonderful work ethic. You can’t lose and you and your dog will be happy.” — Celene, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I read the Adopt a Pet page every third Thursday of the month. Some of the animals are from an Oklahoma shelter. There were 16 of them in the April 15 newspaper. My question is why would Oklahoma send their pets to Maine? Is there a reason why they do that? — No name, Lewiston

ANSWER: There are an overabundance of rescue animals in some states and there just isn’t room for them all in shelters. The pets aren’t necessarily being sent here, but the shelters are spreading the word to everyone interested in adopting.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am writing in regards to the woman requesting information for someone to decorate windows in the April 16 Sun Spots. Gamache & Lessard are very pleasant and helpful and I am very satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend them. — No name, no town

ANSWER: I appreciate when readers write in about their experiences with local businesses. Every time you do, know that you are helping others. It’s fine to look things up online, but getting word-of-mouth recommendations is always best.

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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