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LET THOSE CREATIVE IDEAS ROLL

Is there a school or organization in need of craft supplies? If so, you will want to contact Donna of Hudson. She has alotof inserts from toilet paper and paper towel rolls, coffee cans, greeting card fronts and more that she would like to give to an organization that can use them. If you want them, you must act fast, as Donna will be leaving town at the end of May. Previously, Donna had delivered these items to a school in Land O'Lakes, but with the cost of gas being so high, she is no longer able to do so. However, she is willing to deliver these items anywhere near Hudson and Port Richey. If you are interested, please contact Donna at (727) 863-0196.

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Judy of Ridge Manor in Hernando County is a faithful REXer who has used the column's service many times in the past. Judy has acquired many items that help with her daughter's disability, and in the process she has met many wonderful people she has kept in contact with. Now Judy has something to offer. She has a Singer Athena 2000 sewing machine, without the foot pedal, to give to someone who could use it. Judy says the pedal can be bought for $50, and that she knows some people enjoy fixing things up. She also knows there are people who collect sewing machines, so she hates to throw it away. Judy says she occasionally goes to the Tampa area, so if you are interested in the machine, live in that area and can wait a while, she can deliver it to you. Judy can be reached at (352) 583-3254.

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Everyone knows that beloved pets are irreplaceable, but many people like to have something to remind them of the pet they lost. That is the case for Sharon of Hudson. Unfortunately, her "beautiful, intelligent Bailey," a golden retriever, died last year. Sharon would like to have a doorstop in the shape of a golden retriever to serve as a reminder of Bailey. If anyone has one, or knows where she can find one, Sharon would be most appreciative. She can be reached at (727) 857-4958.

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Liz O'Shea of New Port Richey has something that, to many REXers, is worth its weight in gold: all-occasion greeting cards. She has a box of them, but there are too many to send through the mail with the price of postage. If you would like to take them off her hands, please contact Liz via e-mail at lizolizo@tampabay.rr.com, or by phone at (727) 815-8238.

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Sharon Jaas of Holiday is looking for projector bulbs for two different projectors. One of the projectors she got from the JFK museum at an auction, but the bulb has since burned out. The two models she needs bulbs for are a 1997 Panasonic MKII LCD, model number PT-L592U, and a Philips Pro Screen, model number LC2700G117. Sharon has been looking all over for the bulbs, but they seem to be out of date. She doesn't own a computer, or really know how to use one, so she hasn't been able to go that route to search for them. Sharon has another request, which is for a small child. She is looking for the PlayStation I game Army Men. Sharon says it is very old, and she has been scouring the pawn shops looking for it, to no avail. She hopes someone out there will have it. If you can help Sharon with either or both of her requests, please call her at (727) 945-1269.

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