Migrant Council awarded grant


The Sparta Area Migrant Resource Council (Sparta MRC) is one of nine Migrant Resource Councils in the state of Michigan that are overseen by the Department of Human Services. The Council is a collaboration of public and private agencies, growers and concerned citizens, working together to serve the needs of migrant farmworkers in the greater […]

Red Cross asks public to Give thanks with the perfect gift—gift of life

The American Red Cross is asking all eligible donors to honor our country’s heroes by becoming an everyday hero themselves. By donating blood this holiday season, people can give a special thanks that lasts a lifetime. “As you reflect on what you are grateful for this holiday season, set aside time to come donate blood,” […]

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

The people speak The Constitution states that it’s designed to “…promote the general Welfare…” Various elections around the country last week promoted something, and maybe the results were generally good for us. Down in Kalamazoo, voters decided they weren’t going to jail people who had small quantities of marijuana. Could be that Kalamazoo has too […]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

Follow-up on EITC, Form 8867 Here is a follow-up on last week’s article concerning the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Form 8867, Paid Preparers Earned Income Due Diligence Checklist. The object of the form is to require tax preparers to go over all of the rules concerning the EITC with their clients (i.e. […]


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