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Reader's Exchange: Computer needs a new home

This week brings an offer that is sure to make someone very happy. Barbara Thompson of Clearwater just bought a new wireless Mac computer, so she would like to find a home for her 4-year-old, 17-inch iMac. It comes with a keyboard and a mouse and has a 125-GHz Power PCG4 processor and an 80-GB Ultra ATA hard drive and internal modem. Barbara says her family has had a lot of fun with it and it still works perfectly. It can be used for word processing, the Internet (dialup) and some games. If you are interested, please call (727) 724-1765 to arrange for pickup.

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Deanna Bennett has used REX in the past to help her get yarn for the knitting group she belongs to, the Mad Hatters. Due to all the readers who contributed, her group has produced a mountain of baby hats, hats for chemo patients, and lab robes for Hospice. She is very grateful and would like to thank everyone who donated. Now Deanna has another request that she is hoping someone will be able to fulfill. Her mother uses a sturdy wheelchair, but it does not fold up. She is looking for a wheelchair that folds up so that she can take her mother in the car with her. If you can help, please contact Deanna via e-mail at

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Cathy McMahon has a wonderful 8-year-old granddaughter who would love to have an American Girl Doll. In particular, she is very fond of the retired American Girl Doll Samantha. If you can help this nana make her granddaughter very happy, please e-mail her at

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It is always so nice to hear about all of the wonderful things people do to bring joy to others. Jan Kearney of Largo belongs to a band that goes to nursing homes to entertain. She is looking for oldies sheet music, either hard copies or photocopies, so that her band will have more classic songs to entertain their audience. They are also looking for people who sing or play an instrument to join their group. If you can help them out, please call Jan at (727) 595-0815.

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Looking to work on your fitness? Bonnie, who lives in the St. Petersburg-Seminole area, can help you out! She has a Tunturi exercise bike to give away. Bonnie says that it will provide you a very good workout. If you are interested, please call (727) 319-0159.

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Peg Fortner belongs to the Maine Knitters, and they recently had their meeting at her house, where they exchanged patterns and yarn and helped each other with knitting problems. During the exchange, Peg received a Knitking knitting machine, complete with the accessories, yarn and instruction book. She doesn't understand some of the instructions, so she is looking for someone who can assist her. If you can help Peg decipher her machine, please call her at (813) 715-7133 or e-mail her at

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Dorothy Schwarz of Brooksville has an Oster Kitchen Center and is looking for the sausagemaker kit that was made for it. If anyone has one they are no longer using, Dorothy will gladly pick it up or pay for shipping. She can be reached via e-mail at

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Reader's Exchange: Computer needs a new home 03/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2010 4:30am]
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