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TRIBUNE Edu00 ati " on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 Page 5 you have kids, get credit for qualified expenses Phyllis Onstad, of Minnesota Service Yes, it does seem the got out of school for summer. But now is the determine what edu- expenses and fees re an claim as tax credits. don't want to miss out on tax time savings! supply buying season around the corner. sota has two pro- the Minnesota K- ation Credit and the K- 12 Education Both can lower income taxes and pro- iyou with a larger refund you file your Individual Tax Return in 2005. you must save your )w--in order to the tax savings child. are the eligibility If your federal gross household plus most nontaxable is less than $37,500, t qualify for the credit and subtraction. If your income is $37,500 you qualify only for subtraction. To claim either you must paid qualifying expens- fees during the year for is a qualifying The child must have with you in the United for more than half the been in grades K- 12 the year, attended a private, or qualified school. The child must child, adopted child, grandchild or fos- enid. that only for the subtrac- include private__school and tuition paid for or summer school used to satisfy high graduation require- Examples of qualify- fees and expenses for subtraction or the include: * Instructor fees and for classes taken out- the normal school day or year * Purchases of required for use during the school day (examples pencils, markers, required gym class clothing). * Home computers, hardware and educational software ($200 limit allowed on each). * Fees for after-school academic programs. * Instructor fees for dri- ver's education--if offered at school. * Music lessons, rental/purchase of school musical instruments. * School field trips, and tuition for academic summer camps, etc. You can claim both the subtraction and the credit but you cannot use the same expenses to do so. It is rec- ommended to first use your quali-ing expenses to reach the maximum credit amounts and use the remaining qualifying expenses to claim the sub- traction. So save those receipts! Label an envelope "School Expenses" and place all related receipts in it. It will pay off at tax time. For more detailed information, visit the Minn. Dept. of Revenue Web site at www.taxes.state.mn.us or call (651) 296- 3781. (Source: K-12 Education Subtraction and Credit -MN Dept. of Revenue Income Tax Fact Sheet # 8) Find us on the Web at www.lyon- sioux- press.com Find the Rest of the Story in the Sentinel Tribune Business and Diversity Conference scheduled for August 10 Matt Kramer, Commiss- ioner of the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will be a featured speaker August 10. in Marshall at a Business and Diversity Conference. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Marshall High School. Strengthening Rural Communities will be the focus point of the conference featuring speakers: Comm- issioner Kramer, Rob Grunewald, Regional Econ- omic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapo- lis, and Dr. Bruce Corrie, Professor of Economics, Concordia College. According to Pat Thomas, organizer of the conference, research has shown that if immigrants are not joining a community in a rural area, you will not survive. Thomas said the conference participants will learn through fast-paced and specific workshop ses- sions how innovation in wel- coming and assuring new- comers success has been done and is being done in all the slices of life in communi- ties. Following the morning speakers, participants will have the opportunity to take part in workshop sessions. Among the sessions avail- able are housing, economic development, commerce, leadership, funding, change management, and workforce education topics. Registration is being accepted until full, and can be done on-line at www.mar- shall-mn.org/Diversity/ Registration.htm, or by con- tacting the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-532-4484. The conference is spon- sored in part by the SW MN Private Industry Council, Southwest Minnesota Foundation, Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and Otto Bremer Foundation. CEUs are avail- able. Tasty Summer Delights Barbecuing FAMILY FI:TLRES EDITORIAL SYNDICATE Summertime always calls to mind images of warm days and cool nighLs, gentle breezes and barbe- cuing. This year why not treat yourself and some friends to great barbecue recipes featuring an old standby, molass. The vory sweetness of all- natural molasses will impart moistness and a delicate caramel aroma to all kinds of recipes. Follow up your tangy new crea- tions with a drink that's as pretty as a summer's day and the perfect complement to one too. Lemon juice from concentrate will add the zing you're looking for in many of your summer recipes. Tang)" Barbecue Chicken Sandwich Tangy Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches 8 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (2 pounds) 2 cups water, divided I cup ReaLemon Lemon Juice from Concentrate 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup ReaLemon Lemon Juice from Concentrate 1/3 cup Grandma's Molasses 6 to 8 Hoagie buns, ' split Green bell pepper slices or pickled jalapefio peppers, optional Rinse chicken; pat dry. Combine water and 1 cup lemon juice from concentrate in large skillet. Add chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 12 to 14 minutes " or until chicken is tender and no hmger pink. Drain well. Shred with 2 forks. Combine barbecue sauce, 1/2 cup lemon juice from concentrate and molests in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stir in shredded chicken and heat through. Serve on a bun with green pepper slices or jalapefio peppers if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings For more recipes, visit www.realemon.com and www.grandmsmolas.com Materiah  ouneL  o] Grandma' Molasses, ralrnoa and ReaLune ,,, , , , , . ........ College News New Expanded Hours: Monday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ROCK CHIROPRACTIC - Kyle Pankonin, D.C. MN. 56152 Office 507-752-7650 Home 507-752- 7805 Fax 507-752-7635 Email pankonkk@rrcnet.org Website: hhtp://www.rrcnet.org/-pankonkk Providers for most health insurances ,,, Station with convenience store. Marlow'$ 705 1st Ave., Westbrook, MN Great katn, aosa current fuel franchise affiliation, Orion Plot Stuff Pizza fran- kitchen, certibed closed site. 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Walnut Grove student receives degree from BSU Jason Swanson of Walnut Grove graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting at the conclusion of the 2004 Spring Semester. Swanson was one of the 444 students completing under- graduate degree requirements at BSU during the session. LET'S DO IT RIGHT FROM THE START Remove & discard the labels, caps or lids. THEN...TRIPLE OR PRESSURE RINSE! Acceptable: Clean, dry & properly rinsed container. Must be free of any pesticide - inside or outside the container. Unacceptable: Paper or plastic bags, metal cans or aerosols, glass containers, mini-bulk or containers over 55 gallons. For more info. on the proper rinsing of your containers or other details concerning the empty pesticide collection, contact your pesticide dealer or your County Solid Waste Officer. Officer in Cottonwood County - Mike Kirchmeler, 831-2441