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Reader's Exchange: Can you help class with a biology lesson?

In the past, Eleanor Baumner has relied on the Reader's Exchange to help her find items for her third-grade class at Keswick Christian School. She is hoping some REXers out there will be able to help her again. She is looking for chicken, turkey, duck or quail eggs for the incubator she has in her classroom. Eleanor can be reached at school at (727) 393-9100, ext. 805, or via e-mail at

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Eileen recently found out that the toner/ink cartridge for her printer is no longer made and she is having a hard time finding any that are still around. She says it is the kind that is the length of the printer. If anyone has extras they would be most appreciated. Or if someone has an old printer they no longer use (with ink), one that would be compatible with a 2000 HP Pavilion m70 computer, she would be happy to have that. Please call Eileen after 11 a.m. at (727) 637-5323.

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This week, two REXers had similar offers. Royal Gray has a VCR and many tapes that he would like to give away. Royal can be reached at (727) 532-4062.

Diane Belford of Brooksville also has used videotapes, about 50 of them, to part with. She says that her father used to tape TV shows and movies on them, and they can be recorded over or used in a videocamera. Diane says she is the type that hates to throw anything away if she thinks someone can use it. If you can, please call Diane at (352) 797-0564 or drop her a line via e-mail at

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Another one of the many local groups of knitters in the area is looking for yarn. The crafty women of this group create items for charity, and have already donated hundreds of hand-crafted blankets, lap robes, hats, etc., to several local charities. The yarn may be dropped off at 122 Velma Drive, Largo, or you may call (727) 584-0983 to arrange a pickup. If you have any questions, please call Nancy-Ann Blodgett at (727) 585-1310.

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Dorothy of Clearwater has a close friend who lives in Virginia and has cancer. To help lift her friend's spirits during recovery, Dorothy would like to record some vocals and guitar on a tape or a CD to send to her. She is looking for a boombox, karaoke machine or any other recording device with an external microphone. If you can help Dorothy with her beautiful gesture of friendship, please call her at (727) 443-0118.

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Calling all sci-fi aficionados! Bob Stanton of Seminole has many science fiction magazines to give away, including dozens of back issues of Analog and Asimov's most recent issues. They are free to anyone who's interested. Call Bob at (727) 398-3675.

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Frank has a few older items that need a new home. First, he has two calculator ink rollers. Model PR-42 replacement ink roller fits Sharp, Casio, Panasonic, Canon and many others. Model NR42-2 is a black/red replacement ink roller that fits Casio, Panasonic, Royal, Sharp and others, and is a twin pack. Finally, he has an HP Deskjet 930C series printer. If you would like any of these items, call Frank at (727) 939-0074 and leave a message.

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Reader's Exchange: Can you help class with a biology lesson? 03/05/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 5, 2010 3:30am]
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