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Reader's exchange: Cards signed, sealed, delivered

It's greeting card request time, which means we will be publishing the names and addresses of people who would like to receive cards. If you want to receive used or new greeting cards, please send us your information by tomorrow, Feb. 8. We need your name, the address to which you would like the cards sent and an indication of which kinds of cards you would like (i.e. holiday only, not holiday, both, new, used). We will publish the list Feb. 14.

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Can anyone help Grandma Carol of Port Richey give her grandson the gift of music? He is currently living with her, and Carol says he works nights and goes to college. She would love to give him a banjo. She is hoping that someone out there will have one taking up space somewhere and would be willing to donate it to her. If you can help Grandma Carol, please call her at (727) 849-1478.

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Needle Art Social is a wonderful group of knitters and crocheters who make lap robes for veterans, cancer patients, hospice, etc. They are located in Palm Harbor, and Carol Ann, their representative, wrote to say that they are in desperate need of acrylic yarn (not wool) to complete their projects. They have completely run out, while the need for their lap robes is growing. Carol Ann is imploring people to look in their hearts and closets and please make a donation of yarn to them. If you have yarn to donate, call Carol Ann at (727) 787-7027, and she will give you the address that the yarn can be dropped off or sent to.

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Chuck of New Port Richey wrote to say that a long time ago, a REXer sent a website for finding instruction manuals for old electronics. Chuck would like to find that website again, but he lost it when his computer crashed. If someone still has that information and the website address, Chuck would love to get it for an old VCR he has. If you can help Chuck, please e-mail him at

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Hazel of Tampa is hoping that someone out there would be generous enough to donate a motorized mobility scooter to her. She says that walking is very difficult for her, but she needs a way to get around her local area. Hazel is also on the hunt for flower pots, any size and color. She already has many pots, which she would like to exchange with someone for different ones. She says she sits on her porch most of the time, so she loves having lots of plants around her. Hazel can be reached at (813) 406-6795.

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Evelyn of Sun City Center is hoping that anyone who lives in Sun City Center has extra lemons and papaya that she could have. Evelyn says that she has a lot of recipes that call for these fruits. She sees that many people have these trees, but she doesn't want to take them without asking. If you have fruit to share with Evelyn, please call her at (813) 649-4218.

Reader's exchange: Cards signed, sealed, delivered 02/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 10:53am]
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