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RSVP offers free tax prep

Southwest Alabama (RSVP) Retired Senior and Volunteer Program will be providing free tax preparation assistance and e-filing for federal and state taxes until April 18.

To qualify the household income must be $65,000 or less. All volunteers are trained by the IRS.

For more information or to see if you qualify contact RSVP at 334-637- 1143.

Spring ball registration will be here soon!

The city of Jackson Youth Recreation announces that spring baseball and softball registration for ages 4 through 12 will be Feb. 14- 25 at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; also, Feb. 15, 17, 22 and 24, registration will be available at the baseball concession stand from 5 – 7 p.m.

Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Ages are based on their age as of April 30, 2022 for baseball, and Dec. 31, 2021 for softball.

Registration fee is $80.

Catholic Social Services open & available for needy

While Helping Hands has recently discontinued service, Catholic Social Services is still open and available for those in need. Located at the same location, next door to the former Helping Hands store, we are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact (251) 246-0131.

Library offers ‘Get Internet To Go’

Wi-Fi hotspots are now available for check out at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson.

Hotspots are portable devices that allow users to connect to the Internet using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other wireless device. Their small size allows them to be taken anywhere and will let you access the Internet wherever you are.

Available for one-week loans to patrons in good standing ages 19 and up, there is a limit of one per household per loan period. Children under 19 can connect to a hotspot checked out to their parent or legal guardian.

Talk to your librarian and check out the Internet today!

JMC Auxiliary meetings

The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month in the McKenzie Training Building. The next meeting will be, March 1, at 12-noon.

New members are always welcome.

Food pantry open at old armory

Lifeline Food Pantry is available the second and fourth Wednesdays from 3 until 5 p.m. supplying boxes for food for those in need. The pantry is located at the fire department on Highway 69, the former National Guard Armory.

Care center opens in Coffeeville

The Union Grove Baptist Church Care Center will be open the second Friday and Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at 18957 Highway 69 in Coffeeville.

The Care Center is a thrift store for people needing clothes and household items. Masks are required.

Employment help for veterans available

If you are a veteran and need employment assistance, the Jackson Career Center can help. The Veteran Services team members are veterans themselves and understand the challenges of civilian transitioning.

Marion Harrison, retired from the United States Air Force, is the Local Veterans/ Disabled Veterans Representative. Her goal, she said, is to serve those who have served.

Harrison oversees seven counties and is available by appointment at the Jackson Career Center, 205 Walker Springs Road. For appointment or additional information, please call (251) 246-2453, or email marion.harrison@alcc.alabama. gov.

The Veteran Services team is here for you, let them help!

Got Freedom? Thank a Veteran.

Alcoholics Anon /Narcotics Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are Thursday and Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are on Monday Nights at 6:30 p.m.

All meetings are in the Kids Room, located behind Pineview Baptist Church located at 182 Moore Street in Thomasville.

Al-anon meets Tuesdays at St. Peter’s

Al-anon of South Alabama meets at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 200 Hospital Dr. in Jackson every Tuesday evening at 6:30. This is open to anyone that has a family member or close friend that is dealing with addiction. It is a confidential meeting to discuss the difficulties of having a loved one that is struggling with addiction.

For additional information or questions, contact (251) 744-2458.

Social assistance at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Social Service office is open on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. When in need of assistance with food and a variety of other needs, the office attempts to assist where they can. For additional information call 246-5693.

VFW meets monthly

The VFW on Club Wiley Road in Jackson meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church fellowship hall located at 200 Hospital Drive. Regular meetings will be Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

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