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TRIBUNE Local News Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Page 7 local students to enjoy long Celebration of Water Water Festival Local presenters include activities in the local media. March 10,2004, Ryan Doorenbos, Jim Seht Invited schools, community Technical and Brian Schultz with leaders and dignitaries will Mankato DNR, Gregg Pattison and provide plenty of interview annual Children's Howard Paul with the U.S. options. We invite you to will be held Fish and Wildlife Service, come, ask questions and Central Technical Cheryl Mathias and Kay grab footage to share the fes- y. March Clark from the Cottonwood tival with local communities. Approximately 920 Soil and Water Conservation Media representatives grade students from District, Kelli Daberkow are invited to attend this Brown and from the Cottonwood County regional festival between COunties will take Environmental Office, and 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on hands-on Andrea Rueseh with the U of March 10, 2004. event geared M Extension Service. For more information on importance of County members of the the festival, please contact water quality, planning committee include Cheryl Mathias at the County Schools Marlene Smith from the Cottonwood Soil and Water include Cottonwood County Conservation District at 507- Lake Christian, Environmental Office, 831-1153 or Marlene Smith Lake Public. Red Mathias, Daberkow, and at the Cottonwood County Walnut Grove Ruesch. EnvironmentalOffice at 507- Westbrook This is an excellent 831-2060. and Winfair chance to highlight educa- of Windom. tional and environmental families can take credit for learning tax incentives m your child's music los- equipment, attl other enhance- Ia and low Ouseholds with in K-12 schools :realize they are eli- a refundable for their invest- their child's learn- Education Tax d Deduction are provision of tax law, to encourage par-  active participants about their chil- Families one-page they file their tax can return to fami- educational services. families with children in grades K-12 are eligible for the Education Tax Deduction, regardless of income even if they do not itemize elsewhere on their tax return. For each child in grades K-6, families may take a deduction of up to $1625 per child; up to $2500 may be claimed for each child in grades 7-12. Families must be able to pro- vide receipts for such expenses, if the MN Dept. of Revenue requests them. In addition to educational sup- plies, music lessons, tutoring and computer hardware and software, private school tpition i an eliible exvense for tilers usine the Education Tax Deduction. Families earning less than $37,500 qualify for the Education Tax Credit whether or not they itemize and whether or not they have paid taxes on income. the credit allows families to RVs indoors and 250 in stock 8u,. 13,,, ing concerned & responsible and businesses support the churches, and their activities. rse00, ;t COmplete : 1 & center in k" 4th Street Tracy 3 Ph. 532-9430 Marshall i:Almlie Uneral ome Stbrook MN ne 274-'5464 y, MN. One 629-4510 lers Avoca - MAIN 752-7352 uhs 2154 ainut Grove, MN 5962 MN Westbrook I Walnut Grove Funeral Home 507-274-6700 Westbrook, MN. 507-859-2161 Walnut Grove, MN Maynard's Food Center 274-5555 Westbrook, MN. Sentinel Tribune Westbrook, MN Phone 274-6136 1-800-410-1859 Koblegard Auto 859-2220 Walnut Grove, MN. Your local long term provider since 1961 49 First Ave. Westbrook, MN 56183 507-274-6155 claim 75% or every dollar spent on eligible goods and services. The amount of credit for families earning between $33.500 and $37,500 is determined on a sliding scale, with families at the ceiling eligible for a cred- it up "m $500 per child. The Education Tax Credit may not be used toward the cost of private school tuition. Eligible items for the tax credit include textbooks, music, and other subjects. Purchase or rental of musical instruments used for class during the school day can be claimed, as can transportation, and admis- sions/fees for school trips, and school transportation expenses for which families pay a non-family member. Some after-school enrichment programs also qualify for the credit and deduction: Instructor fees paid to a qualified instructor for music and dance lessons, academic tutoring, science exploration, and study habits coaching-- even summer school classes used to fulfill normal school year class requirements-- are allowed to the same extent as expenses paid dur- ing the normal school day. For more information about the Education Tax Credit and Deduction, or to contact organizations working to assist families make the most of their edu- cational expenditures, con- tact partnership for Choice in Education (PCE) at 46 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, 55101, or call 651-293-9196. Information is also available at Partnership for Choice in Education's web site at www.ocemn.ore. In Next Week's American Profile... 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