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Reader's Exchange: Movie projector available for your viewing pleasure

Here's an easy way to help a school in need. Gulf Highlands Elementary School in Port Richey needs various teaching materials for its students, and General Mills cereal box tops and Campbell's soup can labels, which have points attached to them, can be exchanged for these materials. If you'd like to help, mail your box tops and labels directly to the school at 8019 Gulf Highlands Drive, Port Richey, FL 34668. Please write Attn: Box Top Coordinator on the envelope.

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The holidays are fast approaching, which for many people means there will be overnight company and a shortage of beds. Angie Huddleston of Tarpon Springs is facing that dilemma, and she wonders if anyone has a folding cot they no longer need. Angie may be reached at (727) 934-4983.

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Have any old 8mm movies that you can't play? Gloria Accetta of Brooksville has the perfect solution for you. She has a Keystone 8mm movie projector she would like to give away. It has a case, the plug is in good shape, and she even has the instruction booklet. She also had the notion that someone looking to start a business converting 8mm movies to DVD might be interested. If anyone is, please call (352) 796-5316.

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Bette from Weeki Wachee needs a copy of an instructions manual for a Good Housekeeping sewing machine. She doesn't have a model number, but she thinks the machine is pretty old. This much is certain: It is turquoise in color. Bette may be reached at home at (352) 596-4858 or by cell phone at (352) 428-0727. Or you could send her an e-mail at brbrk@

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Sometimes things have dual purposes you may never have considered. Case in point: the cast-iron 1953 Sears sewing machine (in good condition) that Rudy Sinkovich of New Port Richey wants to give away. If you don't need it for sewing, he suggests it could be used as a boat anchor. If you're interested, please call him at (727) 849-0807.

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One wonderful thing about retirement is picking up hobbies that you've always wanted to try. Jan Pond recently retired, and would love to start drawing. If anyone has any basic instructional drawing books for beginners up for grabs, please contact Jan. Call (352) 567-7069 or send an e-mail to

Sorry, wrong number

The correct model number for Marilyn Wright's Pioneer receiver is Model SX301, and she is still seeking an instructions manual for the unit. The aquarium she had is no longer available. Contact her at (727) 867-3365.

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