The Lincoln County Senior Center is preparing for next year’s tax season and is searching for volunteers to help prepare taxes.

“This would benefit the senior community and bring more people into the Senior Center who may not be aware of all of our services,” a press release from the Senior Center states.

Several volunteers with availability through tax season, January through April, are needed.

According to the release, training will be provided, and the training will begin in September.

Anyone interested in volunteering to learn how to prepare taxes can call the Senior Center at 704-732-9053.

 

Volunteer firefighters are needed

According to a press release from the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, the group is launching a campaign with North Carolina fire service agencies to recruit volunteer firefighters. “Fifteen North Carolina fire department groups consisting of more than 50 departments, including Lincoln County, are launching a two-year program designed to address the critical shortage of volunteer firefighters,” it states.

Throughout the campaign, research will be conducted to determine effective recruiting methods, and workshops will be held at local fire stations to discuss different ways to improve retention, according to the press release.

The following were also suggested as ways to help: Reach out to your local fire department and ask them to come and speak to your students, organization, club or company or host a recruiting event sponsored by your club or restaurant.

For more information, visit www.VolunteerFireNC.org or call a local fire department.

 

Combat recovery group to meet

DENVER – Registration for the REBOOT Combat Recovery program is now open, and the first session will is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10.

REBOOT is a 12-week course that practices “focusing on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

“We are a free course – not a support group – providing practical help for veterans, service members and families dealing with after effects of combat,” the post states. “You won't find shortcuts or easy answers, but instead you'll find solutions that last.”

Dinner and child care are provided at each meeting. The group meets Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register and learn more about the organization, go to www.rebootalliance.com.

 

Last chance for discounted 5K registration

LINCOLNTON – Hospice Palliative Care Lincoln County will host its ninth annual Run the Rail 5K on Sept. 29 at Betty Ross Park, 800 Madison St.

Aug. 31 is the last day to register for $25 – on Sept. 1, the cost will go up to $30. Registration on the day of the race costs $35 and is open from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Participants may register online at www.racingtoes.com/2018-events or in person at the HPCLC office, 900 Dontia Drive.

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