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For short month, February has been a busy one

Published 6:00am Saturday, February 21, 2009 Updated 4:13pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Even though it is the shortest month of the year, February has been a busy one — with holidays to celebrate — Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day, along with the beginning of tax season.

If you have not yet had an opportunity to participate in a Valentine exchange, be sure to plan on next Monday at 1:15 p.m., when our Adopt-a-Class from Cleveland School joins us at the center for Valentines and, I understand, the students are bringing some of their favorite games to play with their senior friends.

If you are due to take the Driver Improvement Refresher class to maintain the 10 percent discount on your auto insurance, sign up in the Community Education office and pay the $18 fee as it will be offered on the 23rd at the Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

It is probably time to make an appointment for Tax Counseling for the Elderly also.

Free tax assistance is available by appointment at the Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturday appointments are available in the Otter Tail Power Company Community Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make your appointment either by calling 736-6842 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday or call 211 after 12:00.

What to bring?

n Last year’s federal, state and property tax returns

n Information on 2008 wage/pension income; interest/dividend income; social security income

n 2009 property tax statement or CRP statement

n Any other income statements

E-filing will be available to expedite tax refunds if any are due.

Some other reminders:

n Don’t forget to register and pay for the “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” trip to Chanhassen on April 11. Deadline is March 6.

n Remember to save your SunMart grocery receipts. We are coming into the home stretch with less than $25,000 to go.

n If you are enjoying the new treadmill at the Senior Center, please consider a contribution to this fund raiser. The goal is to raise $2,500 and we have raised about one-third of this amount thus far. Every little bit helps.

n Beginning in March, Kim’s Thursday morning arthritis exercise class will no longer be offered at the Senior Center.

Mill Street Residence continues their exercise class at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Or if you wish to flip on the TV and do your exercising at home, it’s channel 8 at 10:00 a.m. each morning.

On the lighter side–“Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” True?

Dolores Saurer is a member of the Fergus Falls Senior Center Program.

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