February 26, 2020 - Lethbridge Sun Times/Shopper - page 34 SUN TIMES/SHOPPER Giving new life to old wedding dresses D

ear Readers:We received many replies about what to do with old wedding dresses. The letters

centered around reworking the material and trim to give the garment a new life. Here are a few of them. — Heloise Carolyn Ann: “How about

making christening outfits that could be used throughout the years for a first born, grandchildren, etc.?” Linda R.: “A group of us

here in St. Louis gather wedding gowns, clean them and make gowns for the neonatal intensive care units at local hospitals. These are given to families who need something in which to bury an infant.” Susan C.: “I belong to a woman’s organization that collects pre-owned

wedding gowns and reworks them into wedding gowns for brides who can’t afford to buy a beautiful dress for their big day.” Doris D.: “I took my

wedding dress and made beautiful satin pillows for my four daughters’ weddings. Their wedding rings were carried to the altar on those satin pillows, and each daughter has carefully saved her pillow for her children.” Dear Heloise:To prevent a

filled pie from bubbling over onto the oven, just roll out the bottom crust a little larger than the pie plate. Pour in the

desired filling mixture. Now bring the edge up over the filling/mixture, but only the edges. It’s not as pretty as the crimped edge, but hey, no oven to clean! Also, don’t throw out citrus peels. I put them where the neighbor’s cat goes to the

bathroom. It really works. I save them by placing them in a plastic container and freezing until ready to use. No harm to the animal. — Sandy L., Barnesville, Ohio EGG SLICER Dear Heloise: I’ve found an egg slicer

does several things. I can cut up olives, mushrooms, strawberries and a few other items when I need to get that job done fast. — Cecil in Bay City, Mich. CHEESE SLICING Dear Heloise:While preparing for a party

at a rental cabin, I found I had nothing to slice a block of cheese. I took out a long string of unwaxed dental floss and used it to slice the cheese. It worked perfectly! — Vivian in Oregon TEA BALL Dear Heloise: I’ve found some new ideas

for a tea ball, such as placing a bay leaf in it and suspending it in soups and stews to get the flavor but not the herb. I can also use one as a scent diffuser by spraying a cotton ball with perfume and placing it inside the tea ball. Then I hang it in my car or my closet to add a nice scent to that area. — Mae V., Scottsbluff, Neb. ONE RING COULD BE COSTLY Dear Readers:Have you received a “one-

ring” call? Whatever you do, do not try to redial that telephone number. Why? According to the Federal Communications Commission, you could find yourself with a huge telephone bill amounting to hundreds of dollars. The person you call back will keep you on the line as long as possible. Scammers will

often call back several times in an attempt to have you call them back. They might say that you’ve won a prize or that a family member has a message to relay. It’s all a lie. Those calls are costing you between $3-$7 per minute. So how do you protect yourself? • If you don’t recognize the phone

number, don’t answer the call. • These callers may even use a local area

code, but if it’s an unknown phone number, don’t answer. • If you never make international calls,

ask your phone company to block outgoing international calls on your line (scammers sometimes use international numbers). • Be sure to check your phone bill every

month! If you have been a victim of this scam,

please register your experience online at — Heloise SERVICE DOGS Dear Heloise: If you are traveling with a

service dog, please contact your airline carrier as soon as you can to find out what documentation you need to show at the airport. Please be patient and polite to airline staff as they screen your dog for security reasons. Most airlines require that your service animal use the space at your feet. For additional questions, call TSA CARES, toll-free, at 855-787-2227. — Herbert in Michigan SCARY SPONGE Dear Heloise: I keep three different-

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colored sponges on hand at all times. One is for washing dishes; the second is for cleaning the toilet; and the remaining sponge is for the rest of the cleaning. I never mix them. Sponges harbor bacteria. Some people place a slightly dampened sponge in the microwave on high for about a minute to kill the bacteria. Should I be reluctant to try that? — Bret S., via email Bret, according to Good


TAKE NOTICE that the annual meeting of the irrigators of the St. Mary River Irrigation District will be held at Bow Island Legion, 202 – 5 Ave. E., Bow Island, AB on the 1st day of April, 2020 beginning at 1:30 o’clock in the pm to:

a) present annual reports of: i) the chair on behalf of the Board, ii) the general manager, iii) the auditor of the district, and

iv) the maintenance of irrigation works for the district, and

b) conduct any other business. Dated at Lethbridge, this 10th 1750 3rd Ave S. day of

February, 2020. Terrence Lazarus, General Manager ST. MARY RIVER IRRIGATION DISTRICT

Housekeeping magazine, microwaving a saturated sponge two minutes kills 99.9% of bacteria. — Heloise HINTS FROM HIM Dear Heloise: I want to

recommend three things: 1. Add or have someone

install additional grab bars to your tub or shower stall. Stand in the shower stall and, while washing your hair with your eyes closed [be careful if you get dizzy easily — H], picture where grab bars would help and have them installed there. Also, they should help with your getting in and out. 2. There are 3-foot-long

plastic grab tools that cost a few bucks and make picking up dropped items much easier. 3. A magnifying glass with

battery-powered lights makes reading fine print much easier even with glasses. — Dennis in Corona,


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