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April 26, 2014

CHEERS & JEERS: Repair Jefferson St.; volunteers prepare 1,000 tax returns

Kempton Fire Dept. serves 115 breakfast

Stan Jones of the Kempton Fire Department sends this Cheer:

“The Kempton Fire Department would like to thank all who attended our breakfast April 12. We served about 115 people, including most of those running for office in the upcoming elections.

“Lots of old friends and new shared stories and enjoyed pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties and hash browns.

“We will put the money to good use buying equipment for one of the trucks. Again, we thank you for your support and generous donations.”

Jefferson St. in need of repair

Darlene A. Krieger of Kokomo sends this Jeer for road conditions on Kokomo’s Jefferson Street:

“I am wondering how a city that is trying to make itself beautiful and enticing to new people and businesses can have a major east/west city street in the condition Jefferson Street is? The street itself is terrible, but the railroad crossing by Rudae’s Beauty Salon is deplorable.

“Just wondering.”

Volunteers prepare over 1,000 tax returns

Dave Johnson, the local AARP Tax-Aide coordinator, sends this Cheer for the program’s volunteers:

“More than 1,000 local taxpayers were provided free income tax preparation assistance during the recent filing season by the following dedicated AARP Tax-Aide volunteers: Dick Abel, Larry Cracraft, Bill Dague, Joan Davis, Ted DeGarmo, Bob Janes, Linda Kirkpatrick, Jerry Maden, Betty Madsen, Don Silvey and Gene Sweeney.

“A special thanks to Faith Brautigam and her Downtown Library staff for hosting and facilitating these efforts.”

Promoting health awareness, education

Willie E. Storman, executive director of the Minority Health Alliance of Howard County, sends this Cheer to the community:

“On behalf of the Minority Health Alliance of Howard County Board of Directors, we would like to sincerely thank you for your support of the 4th annual Barbershop Health Outreach Program. You continue to show interest in the health issues of our community and understand the importance of health education and awareness. These are the kind of programs that will assist our community with various health screenings and much encouragement to seek more health information.

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