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Tax help for Seniors just a phone call away .,, '. "returns. 2001 rent credit statement. What papers should I bring? How do I get help from this pro- (AARP) sponsors a highly successful When you meet with the volunteer, gram? Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, established in 1968, has operated since 1980 under cooperative agree- ment with the IRS as part of their Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. The AARP Tax-Aide program has helped over 27 million individuals file their taxes at more than 10,000 sites annually. The program is highly rec- ognized tor its provision of assistance to newly widowed persons who may not have experience in filing taxes. Who is eligible for the Tax-Aide program? This program provides free income tax assistance to older people with moderate and low incomes through IRS trained and certified volunteers. you should bring the following infor- mation: • your social security number; • a copy of last year's income tax return(s); • any W-2 forms you have received (showing your income from working or from all pensions paid to you); • form SSA-1099, which shows the Social Security paid to you; • all 1099 forms you have received, which show the interest and/or dividends that your invest- ments have earned; • records of any other income you have received; • receipts or canceled checks for any of your medical/dental expenses There are a number of sites where you can get tax help. Most sites require an appointment. The follow- ing is a list of sites available in the area: Big Stone County: Lakeside Apartments, 301 NW First Street, Ortonville, MN 56278 Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 through April 9,2002 For more information or to make an appointment contact: Emil Swezey at 320/839-2967 or Ann Helgeson at 320/839-2390 Gracevil/e Senior Center, 418 Studdart Avenue, Graceville, MN 56240. Appointment required.Contact Dorothy Kleindl at 320/748-7270 Letters to the editor III Letter to the Editor The anniversary of making abortion legal is once again here and would like to think one of these years we will be celebrating the reversal of Roe vs Wade. You may think there is nothing we can do about it. You aren't aborting any babies or doing the aborting, you don't even know anyone that has had an abortion so maybe all those numbers of dead babies aren't real. Look back to World War II in Germany and the silence maintained by the citizens there. It was actually legal to kill Jews and other political prisoners and afterwards they were blamed for not breaking the law in deference to a higher moral code. German citizens living around Nazi extermination camps were required to visit the facilities to witness the atrocities they had permitted to occur. It is legal to kill babies in our country and if we are silent we are approving it. Each of us must speak up in a way that is within the law and non-violent. When President Clinton vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortion we should not have quietly gone to our corners and now that President Bush will sign the ban into law we must be getting the message to the Senators to get the bill to his desk, Do something. 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A baby would have been a lot easier to carry around than all the guilt. Carols Karels Secretary, Big Stone MCCL Chapter To the Editor: Kings are foolish legislators, They don't have to defend their legislation by campaigning for election. The not- elected Supreme Court has legislated criminal defense beyond the Constitution. We have a greater pro- portion of people in prison than any other free country. Sydney Bijou writes, "The slot machine schedule of reward for behavior is difficult to extinguish." (Behavior Modification Issues, p. 16). When committing crime becomes a gamble of escaping conviction, crime becomes a game. It is not better for five-guilty to go free than for one innocent to be convicted. Among the five guilty are some who will commit a vicious crime over and over until convicted. The Supreme Court has legislated rights for crimi- nal defense that are not in the o Money Down • No I Thre 12 Full_Months!* Days Only! Jan. 25th, 26th & 28th LOUISBURG ELEVATOR held an appreciation lunch Dec. 31 at the elevator. Above, Dennis ond from left, and Mike Wellnitz, right, enjoy the food and conversation with elevator patrons. Constitution. But now, prisons are crowded. Lawyers or jurists such as Judge Bork are condemned for saying the not-elected Court should not legis- late. Gambling on escaping punish- ment condemns many people of foggy ethical background into a life of crime. Ethical religion says "whatever you desire that men should do to you, do exacdy so to them" (Luke 6:31). But ethical religion is suppressed by Supreme Court legislation. First amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (no state Church) or Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech" is distorted by Supreme Court legisla- tion to limit freedom of religious speech. The ten commandments are prohibited in public schools. Without ethical education, WITHOUT A SENSE OF RIGHT OR WRONG, what do you expect? The not-elected Supreme Court leg- islated "right to privacy" to promote abortion-on-demand. Result: Promotion of free sex! Single parents are more likely to be parents of crimi- nals regardless of their race. If the Supreme Court is to be a leg- islature, it should not be an organiza- tion of kings; its members should have to campaign for their election. That would be democratic. Wesley Olson Seeking RNs, LPNs, & CNAs for Hosp and LTC assignments Wages contingent upon Location and State Regulations, Flexible Scheduling. 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