Dept. of Revenue tax assistance offered for applicants until April 15

Senior Center News

The R & R Railroad has been busy at the Hardin Senior Center. The two R’s, Richard Chapple and Richard Stern, have on display a Polar Express-type of train track set within a winter village. Chapple says they had a lot of fun building the exhibit – it’s made mostly of junk and garbage, but they let their imaginations go.

The creation on display, as well as the time travel railroad display that Chapple has here, are enjoyable to the viewer and dreamer. Stop in and take a look.

Condolences are sent to the family of Carol Bowers from the senior center. Carol was an intricate part of so many lives. She had faith in the younger generation to succeed with their talents. She enjoyed being around people and always had a warm smile to share. May your hearts hold the warm, happy memories of a wonderful woman.

We are enjoying the lunch visits from the Big Horn County Historical Museum staff each week. There’s plenty of interesting conversation and we get to keep up on each other’s happenings.

Monday, April 9 is Cherish an Antique Day. We would like you to bring an antique to share, along with the story behind it.

A reminder that the phone number for the Department of Revenue is (406) 342-5540. Virginia is in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Hysham, Mont. The Department of Revenue offers the Property Tax Assistance Application. You need to apply by April

15.

Questions asked on the application are the name of the property owner, along with their birth date, social security number, phone number, address, Federal Adjusted Income or if their only income is from social security or veterans’ benefits. It’s also necessary to include a copy of your social security statement and signature. The application form is available at the senior center or online at www.revenue.mt.gov. The state Department of Revenue phone number is (406) 444-6900. The Dept. of Revenue will be able to determine if you are income eligible.

On Thursday, April 26, two ladies from USDA Rural Development will be at the senior center in Hardin at 317 N. Custer with a presentation and information on home repair loans and grants. These services are targeted for seniors over the age of 62 who occupy their own home. Further information will be made available to the public as I receive it. I will say, though, that this is exciting news for persons who need to upgrade or improve their home. There is money available through this program. The Hardin Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our phone number is (406) 665-2581. Hardin Senior Center menu: Thursday, April 5 – barbecue ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert Friday, April 6 – beef and noodles, salad, dessert Monday, April 9 – hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert Tuesday, April 10 – beef vegetable soup, sandwich, dessert Wednesday, April 11 – chicken enchiladas, rice and beans, salad, dessert Thursday, April 12 – pork chops, potatoes, pasta salad, dessert

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