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Reader's Exchange: Grandma looking for electric guitar for 10-year-old grandson

Christine Kaiser of St. Petersburg is hoping someone in REX land can help her fulfill her 10-year-old grandson's wish for an electric guitar. If you can help this budding musician, please call Christine's cell phone at (845) 551-0496 (it's a New York number, but she is local).

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Christina Carter of Ruskin had an old Epson printer that died. She replaced it with a printer by the same manufacturer, however, the new one uses different cartridges. That leaves her with an unopened cyan (blue) ink cartridge she hopes someone can use. The cartridge fits Epson Stylus models C68, C88, C88+, CX3800, CX3810, CX4200, CX4800, CX5800F and CX7800. If you're in the Ruskin area, Christina would be happy to deliver the cartridge to you. Otherwise, she will mail it or arrange for pickup. Christina can be reached at (813) 334-4766 or at (please type REX in the subject line).

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Edward A. Sitnik has been searching high and low for lawn chair fiber. If anyone has some that they have no use for, please call Edward at (352) 683-4324.

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The only trouble with buying something used is that there may not be an owner's manual to go with it. That is the case for Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Singer of Port Richey. They are looking for the owner's manual to a Toshiba television, model number MW24FP3, TV/DVD/VCR combo. If anyone has this, the Singers can be reached by phone at (727) 868-3081, or via e-mail at

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Many REXers are crafters who make things to donate to people in need. Chris Garrett is a volunteer for Project Linus, which makes blankets for children who have been hospitalized. She is looking for donations of yarn to enable her to make these blankets. If you can help her, please call her at (727) 393-0301.

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Peggy Fortner and the "Maine Knitters" are a group who also knit things for charity. This past year her group sent 200 hat and mitten sets, 100 pairs of mittens, 20 hats and eight scarves to Abington, Mass., just in time for a temperature of minus 5. She wants to announce that their group of knitters will be meeting in the spring, to exchange patterns, yarn, ideas, etc. She invites anyone who loves to knit to join them. Peggy may be reached at (813) 715-7133, or by e-mail at

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The final crafter of the day is Jo Ann, who hopes that someone in the area has a spinning wheel and is in need of wool. She has a half bag of dyed wool, in pink, brown and white, that just needs to be spun into yarn. Anyone interested may call (352) 596-3282.

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Reader's Exchange: Grandma looking for electric guitar for 10-year-old grandson 01/08/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:22pm]
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