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Reader's Exchange: Cake decorating magazines are on the table

Calling all cake bakers! Ann Suraj of Clearwater has some vintage cake decorating magazines to give away. The monthly magazine is called Mailbox News, and she says they contain many recipes and tips, in addition to cake decorating information. The issues are from October 1964 through September 1969, and recipes never go out of style. Anyone interested may call (727) 736-6992.

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These days, being bilingual isn't just a valuable asset, in some instances it's a job requirement. That's the case for Elaine Kinn's son. He is up for a promotion at work and must learn Spanish. He is looking for Rosetta Stone language-learning software or any other program that might be of help. If you can assist, they thank you in advance. Elaine may be reached at (727) 271-5311.

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Georgianna Weiss of Largo has 29 instruction booklets to give away. She says they are new and she will give them to anyone who would be willing to pick them up. Among the subjects covered are dolls and crochet. She is also looking for pieces of fabric, 1 yard or larger, if anyone has any extra, which is very likely in REX land. She loves to sew, and would also like patterns so that she may make her great-granddaughter clothes. She may be reached at (727) 596-2749.

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Rays fans, get ready! Here's your chance to get in on a collection of Devil Rays baseball cards. Ellie Nickerson has about 200 cards, from 1998 to 1999. Just like everything in REX, she's offering them for free. If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, please call (727) 360-5645.

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Mel Blahnik of Homosassa is a grandfather who is looking for a toy steam engine to show to and play with his grandchildren. It can be electric heat or any other, working or not. He is willing to pick it up. If you can help, please call him at (352) 382-7986.

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Audrey Mitchell of Seminole has a bit of a dilemma. She has collected an abundance of seashells from our beautiful beaches, but she can't find any craft books with projects using them. If anyone has any books they aren't using anymore, please call Audrey at (727) 392-5990.

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Evelyn McCaw is having a similar problem. She'd like to make macrame plant hangers but can't seem to find any books on how to do so. She fears macrame is a thing of the past, as she can't find macrame yarn either. If anyone has any information for her, please call (352) 212-0773.

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Barbara Martin has a few items to give away, and they're all movie/slide projector-related. She has a movie projector; a movie screen; two slide sorter viewers (each one holds 80 2x2 35 mm color slides); and an Argus Electromatic slide viewer. Interested? Call Barbara at (727) 573-3772.

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Carol Johnson belongs to a women's golf league that plays at Baypoint Golf Course in Seminole. They would like to have a picnic table, if anyone has one to get rid of. She may be reached at (727) 866-0952.

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Reader's Exchange: Cake decorating magazines are on the table 02/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:30am]
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