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JANUARY

Due to COVID-19 cases dramatically increasing, there will be no German Coffee Club meetings until further notice. Please wear a mask and stay safe. For more information, call Chris at (334) 475-6388 or Marianne at (334) 389-1607.

JAN. 14

Alabama Extension Service is offering a live, two-hour basic estate planning online workshop on Thursday, Jan. 14 starting at 7 p.m. Planning for your eventual death and possible incapacity is more important now than ever. It is always more expensive to die without a will than it is to have one prepared. Also, the administrative headache of dying without a will is a burden you don’t want to leave to your grieving family. The online workshop will describe the problems people create when they do not have a will, how assets are distributed if there is not a will, and the three documents that should be in every estate plan — an Advance Directive for Health Care, a Power of Attorney, and a will. There is no fee for this webinar, but class size is limited to 20 individuals to allow there to be time for questions. To register, go to https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeyprTMvEtL7T11vzB1zYMgYrUMkTtgI

JAN. 20

The Republican Women of Coffee County will meet Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m., at the Enterprise Country Club. District 91 House Representative Rhett Marques will be speaking on the upcoming Alabama legislative session. Also, Terry Morse from Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary will give a presentation on her nonprofit organization. Social time begins at 11 a.m. with an optional $12 lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program beginning at approximately noon. Social distancing will be observed, temperatures will be taken before entering and per Governor Ivey’s directive, masks should be worn except while eating. Everyone is invited, but reservations are required. Please contact Jan to RSVP at (334) 494-3763 or rwccreservations@gmail.com.

JAN. 22

Alabama Extension is offering a workshop on timber tax and IRS reporting on Friday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop is being offered through Zoom, an online video platform. This program has been submitted for approval for continuing education credits for accountants (5 hours), foresters (4 hours), and loggers (4 hours). This workshop will explain the tax-related activities associated with owning and operating timber property and how to report those items to the IRS using form T and other forms. Attendance is limited and registration is required. There is a $30 registration fee. To register, go to https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4145&SINGLESTORE=true.

JAN. 28

The January 2021 meeting for the DAV Wiregrass Chapter 99 in New Brockton will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the New Brockton Senior Center. For further information, contact Charles Lobdell at (334) 718-5707 or Mike Doran at (334) 406-6700. 

The Wiregrass-Enterprise Chapter 1807, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, will hold its monthly luncheon program with new leadership at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at Po Folks Restaurant, Enterprise. The guest speaker will be Tom Heisner, service officer for NARFE Chapter 1609 in Dothan. All federal employees, active or retired, are invited to attend the luncheon programs at the same time every fourth Thursday of the month at Po Folks. For more information, contact Frank Zerbinos by text or phone at (334) 447-8092.

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