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The WNMU School of Business Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has kicked off for the 2021 tax prep season. The service provides free income tax preparation help to low-income, elderly, disabled, and limited English-speaking taxpayers in Grant County. In addition, families and individuals with an income of $57,000 or less are eligible, as are those 65 years or older. The WNMU School of Business provides this community assistance with student volunteers, led by MBA student, Paige Pinto. According to a news release, all the volunteers are required to become certified through the advanced IRS certification exam and obtain dedicated knowledge of tax laws for each given year. Services will be offered on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Returns will not be prepared in-person. Instead, taxpayers may drop off their tax forms at Light Hall Room 124, and students will complete the returns independently. Residents may also call 575-538-6637 to schedule a drop off.
Luna County will be recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month from February 21st through 25th. Events will include informational booths at schools, art contests inspiring love and not abuse, self-defense classes for teens, and other activities that will be announced soon. According to national studies, teen dating violence affects nearly 10 percent of all teenagers throughout the country.
The Mimbres Region Arts Council has announced that the 27th Annual Silver City Blues Festival has been scheduled for May 28th, Memorial Day weekend, in Gough Park. The festival will continue to be free to the public and supported by local businesses, individual blues lovers, and donations from attendees. The event will feature local and out-of-state performers, unique vendors, and much more. More information regarding the event can be found online at silvercitybluesfestival.org
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