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Feed Cheney resumes Jan. 27

The monthly Feed Cheney free hot dinner and grocery distribution will be Monday Jan. 27, at the Wren Pierson Community Center, 615 Fourth St. Feed Cheney is a partnership with the Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, 2nd Harvest, Let’s Move! Cheney and many Cheney churches.

Dinner and groceries are available from 5:30-6:30 p.m., served by community volunteers. The clothing bank will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. All are welcome. More information about Feed Cheney is available at or or 498-9250.

Book club reviews ‘Awakening’

The classic American novel “The Awakening” is the January selection of the Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library. The group meets Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the library. All are welcome to attend.

Beautifully written, “The Awakening” tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young woman living in Louisiana in the late 19th century. The novel describes Pontellier’s awakening to the possibility of a life beyond the conventions of her time and place.

Please call 235-4490 for more information.

Free taxes done in Cheney

In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service the AARP Free Taxaide service is once again open at the Cheney Library. Over 10 volunteers have been IRS-certified to assist taxpayers with taxes.

The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. The programs’ mission is to provide free basic tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income and elderly taxpayers. This includes taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficiency and military.

Cheney Taxaide is available by appointment only, Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. starting Feb. 6. The service ends April 11. To schedule an appointment in Cheney please call the Washington Trust Bank appointment line at 509-358-4851.


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