Tax Time Is Over, Time Again For Fun

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Hopefully, you all filed your taxes on time and not too painfully. Now, we can get busy with more fun activities like gardening and yard cleanup.

KRIM Radio will be at Bishop Park in Pine on Saturday, April 21, to promote local businesses. The Fudge and Ice Cream shop is celebrating its one-year anniversary with free fudge samples, as well as a fund-raiser for the local Habitat for Humanity.

Diane Roeder, a new business owner, is offering 15-minute chair messages, as well as a raffle for a free massage or yoga class. Other businesses are also offering promotional activities. Be sure to stop by.

Pine Library Friends will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, April 23, in the Library Activity Building. J. Gordon Schrempp, author and retired educator, will present the program. He has written an interesting trilogy titled, "Lickety Split," and will speak about his inspiration to write these books and also will answer questions. Everyone is invited to this interesting program and refreshments will be served.

Clifford's Spring Fling will be Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. Because of the huge crowd of children at the Dr. Seuss event, Sandy Carver, children's program director, is asking that those children planning to attend this Spring Fling call ahead of time to register. Because special activity sheets and handouts will be provided, a count is necessary. Stop by the library or call (928) 476-3678 to register. This special program is for children ages 2 through 10 and will be in the library activity building at the rear of the Pine Community Center. Come meet that lovable dog, Clifford.

The new library hours begin on May 1. They are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

The library's next book sale is May 26 and 27 in the library activity building. Raffle tickets are available now for a coverlet of the Rim Country and a watercolor print of the old library by local artist, Ruth Rand. The drawing will be held at the end of the book sale. This is a great opportunity to stock up on books for your summer reading.

This is volunteer appreciation week. It is the time for us to say "thank you" to all the wonderful volunteers that help our communities run smoothly.

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