February 03, 2004
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Library hosts free tax help
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest, free volunteer-run tax counseling and
preparation service - and it's now available at Cleveland's Austin Memorial Library.
On Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., a volunteer, trained and certified by the
IRS, will be at the Library to answer most of the tax issues faced by low-to-middle
income taxpayers, offering special attention to those age 60 and older. For more
information, contact the Library at
Candidate forums set in Cleveland
For the first time, area voters will have two chances to personally meet, listen
to and evaluate both Republican and Democratic candidates for county, state
and federal offices. The Advocate's Liberty County News is sponsoring its
first open candidate forum on Thursday, Feb. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. at
the Family Life Center of Cleveland's First Baptist Church. A catered gumbo
supper will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $6 a ticket. The actual forum
will begin at 6:15, introducing GOP candidates for all offices, including
the new Congressional 2nd District. Each contender will have the chance to
briefly introduce himself, then answer questions posed by a seated panel
of media representatives and citizens. That same evening, at 6:30 p.m., Pct.
20 will host its traditional Democratic forum at New Bethel Baptist Church.
Democratic candidates will speak for 2-3 minutes, then answer written questions
offered by the audience. To give county Dems an opportunity to appear at
both forums, the Advocate group chose to present GOP candidates earlier in
the evening, and Pct. 20 forum organizers said they will encourage their
candidates to make a later appearance at the Advocate event if time allows.
Funeral services scheduled
-- Mike Wiggins; services at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Pace-Stancil/Probst
Chapel, with interment following on the Concord Cemetery in Rye. -- Arrangements
are pending for Roye Sue Hensley and Jerry Godejohn.
Police made nine arrests over the weekend, starting with six last Friday. Reginal
Toden, Martha Rivera and Amber Glass were arrested for parole violations;
Epifanio Galvan for failure to show proof of insurance; Ronald Hickman for
possession; and James Martin on a DPS warrant. Robert Green was picked up
Saturday for failure to appear, and Mitchell K. Scogin was arrested Sunday
for failure to appear. Ronald Dee Hickman Jr. was also arrested on an unknown
On tap at the Texan
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," tonight through Thursday,
at 7 p.m. only, rated PG-13. Tickets are $2 for children age 3 to 11; and
$4 for age 12 and older.