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Reader's Exchange: She's looking for orchestra, Bocelli CDs

Can anyone out there help by giving the gift that keeps on giving: the gift of music? Betty Jacobs of Gulfport is a home health companion and caregiver. She is seeking donations of music CDs of the Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Florida orchestras as well as Andrea Bocelli. She plays the CDs for her clients. Betty is also looking for a donation of a working computer to help her further her education in the medical field. If you can help Betty with the CDs or the computer, call her at (727) 542-5109 after 9 p.m.

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Louise Harry is looking for a microwave or a hot plate for her son, who is ill. His microwave quit on him, and that was his only means of cooking. If anyone can help, please call Louise at (727) 547-2025.

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Jackie Edmonds is being a great neighbor, by offering the items that were left to her by her neighbor, Mary. Mary had used REX in the past to get rid of some of her sewing items. When she moved, she needed to clear up some space, so Jackie took the items, with the understanding that they would be offered here. Up for grabs are knitting, cross-stitch and lap weaving items as well as yarn, needles, instruction and pattern books. Anyone interested may call Jackie in Pinellas Park at (727) 541-6772.

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Lucie Somers of Dunedin wants all of the REXers to know that she will be happy to take any and all of their used greeting cards. She says they will end up in Africa for missionaries there. She also is looking for envelopes for cards, square shaped, of any size. Lucie would like these items to be mailed to her house or dropped on her front porch. Her address is 1415 Main St., Lot 219, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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Libby Erkes of Palm Harbor spends many of her days reading and knitting. She has knitted nearly 15 lap robes for hospice in the past few months, but is coming to the end of her yarn supply. If anyone has any yarn they could spare, she would be grateful and be able to continue her endeavor. She needs 6 skeins, preferably in light colors, for each robe. If you can help her, please call (727) 772-1199.

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Kitty Mozina of Palm Harbor has several boxes of craft supplies, complete with samples and directions, to donate. She suggests that they would be great for grades K-3. The materials must be picked up, and Kitty requests that the recipient take them all. Kitty can be reached via e-mail at, or by phone at (727) 789-0478.

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So often, we get letters from people who are looking for something no longer available in stores. That is the case for Jan Guyton of Clearwater. She is looking for an HP printer that is compatible with the old-style WebTV. She says the stores no longer carry them, and she misses being able to print out her e-mails. If anyone can help Jan out, please call her at (727) 712-3033.

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Reader's Exchange: She's looking for orchestra, Bocelli CDs 08/21/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 21, 2009 4:30am]
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