July 22, 2014

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Chamber to offer tax assistance

The Beardstown Chamber of Commerce is offering a free tax assistance program for residents of Beardstown who meet the following criteria: total income must not exceed $25,000 unless 60 years or older (Social Security does not apply); individuals must occupy a Beardstown address; individuals cannot have rental property or self-employment activities.
Appointments are available on Friday, February 7, Friday, February 21, and Friday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. To schedule an appointment, call the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce at 323-3271.

National 4-H week off to a great start

By Beth Warden
Club Reporter
River Valley 4-H club is off to a busy start of the 4-H year. The club held a kickoff meeting in September, electing officers for the present 4-H year. Our new officers are: president- Emma Bennett, vice president- Britta Wubker, treasurer- Landon Wubker, secretary- Lydia Davidsmeier, and reporter- Beth Warden.

Funds for Wounded Warriors

Don McGovern, World War II veteran and Paul Rice, Exalted Ruler of the Beardstown Elks Lodge 1007, present a check for $500 to Jim Parks of the Beardstown VFW and John Ryman of the American Legion, for the Wounded Warrior AUSA. Wounded Warriors charity provides help for wounded military men and women and their families. Pictured L-R: Jim Parks, Don McGovern, Paul Rice, John Ryman.