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AH garage sale fundraiser

A garage sale to benefit cancer cures and causes is being held this Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church in Airway Heights, 1118 south King St.

All the proceeds will go to American Brain and Tumor Association and “Kelsey’s Crusaders” – a team walking on behalf of finding a cure for brain cancer.

Cheney book club meeting

In 1916, two young women from upstate New York traveled to Elkhead, Colo. to teach in a rural school.

Their adventures are told in the book “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West,” the March selection of the Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library.

The group meets Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the library. All are welcome.

Dorothy Wickenden, the granddaughter of one of the teachers, drew on letters and other contemporary sources to write “Nothing Daunted.” The joys and hardships of life on the frontier are vividly described.

For more information call 235-4490.

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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