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Reader's Exchange: These puzzles are yours for the putting together

Joanne of Pinellas Park is a faithful REXer and a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. As a result, she has too many jigsaw puzzles to keep, so she would like to see them go to a good home. Joanne also has several other items to donate. She has many women's magazines, two record players (one with a turntable) and lots of plastic canvas, which she suggests would be good for crafts, and plastic canvas books. If you are interested in any or all of these items, please call Joanne at (727) 578-4468.

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Just as people are varied and unique, so are their collections. As time goes on, some collections grow and grow and become too large. But sometimes people get their fill of the items they have been collecting for so many years. That is the case for Constance of Spring Hill. She has been a collector of turtle figurines for many years, and now she would like to part with some of them and move on to something else. She says she has all sizes, some as tiny as a fingernail and others as big as a fist. If you are into turtles and would like to build your collection, call Constance at (352) 688-3644.

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Elizabeth Cooper of Clearwater has two electric typewriters to give away. They are both Smith Coronas, Models SL 500 and XE 1950. Elizabeth says they both have ribbons with some life left in them, and that there is a place in Largo where additional ribbons can be purchased. She says the typewriters are both in good condition, and that one of them was refurbished several years ago. If you are interested, Elizabeth is willing to deliver them within 5 miles of downtown Clearwater. She can be reached at (727) 443-3084.

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Alice Szczur of Oldsmar has helped others many times in the Reader's Exchange, and now she is hoping someone will be able to help her find what she is looking for. First, she needs the electrical cord for a Sunbeam Handheld Mixmaster mixer (5-speed "Burst of Power" model). She has lost hers. Alice is also looking for a 44- or 48-ounce plastic or glass jar for a Proctor Silex "Classic Blend" 7-speed blender. Hers cracked but the base is still working. If you can help Alice, please call her at (727) 461-5489. (She is willing to arrange for pickup in the North Pinellas area.) She can be reached via e-mail at

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Judy Taylor has an Epson Stylus 1520 color printer that she no longer needs and is in perfect condition. If you are interested, please call Judy at (352) 583-3254.

A thank-you

Several weeks ago, Dr. Amber Parker of the Veterinary Medical Clinic of Tampa sent in a request for a "doggie wheelchair" for one of her patients, a dachshund named Ms. Wiggles. She received more than 30 phone calls offering chairs, and ultimately fitted Ms. Wiggles with a chair donated by Harlan Weikle from For Paws Hospice (www., which has a wheelchair lending program. The program pairs wheelchairs with dogs in need. Dr. Parker would like to thank everyone for their generous offers and also let people know that if they have a chair they don't use, they can contact Weikle and he will add it to the database.

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Reader's Exchange: These puzzles are yours for the putting together 06/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 4:30am]
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