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Today's Features

  • As tax time nears, many of us begin to think about the amount of our federal income-tax refund or try to figure how much we may owe. 
    Income taxes are based on the total income earned minus any allowable deductions. They must be filed by midnight April 15.
    The majority of people have their income tax deducted directly from their paycheck. The difference between the actual amount owed in income tax and the amount paid is calculated once per year. 

  • Infinite Realm to give free concert

    The Infinite Realm will present a “Week of Compassion” free concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St., Carrollton.

  • Thursday, Feb. 24

  • 30 years ago –
    Feb. 19, 1981

  • MISDEMEANORS

  • 30 Years Ago –
    Feb. 12, 1981

  • Thursday, Feb. 17: Hamburger/cheeseburger, *shaved ham on bun, lettuce/tomato/pickle, french fries, sliced peaches, fresh fruit, brownie

    Friday, Feb. 18: Soft taco, *chicken fajita, lettuce/tomato/salsa, Mexican rice, refried beans, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit

    Monday, Feb. 21: Chicken stars, mashed potatoes, green beans, peach half, fresh fruit, cookie

  • Items published in court news are public record.
    The Trimble Banner publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published.
    Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to The Trimble Banner do not imply guilt. The following court cases were heard the week of Feb. 7-11, 2011.

    FELONIES

  • The recent economic situation has many people trying to save more money.  In 2005, the personal savings rate had fallen to below 1 percent, indicating that many Americans were spending either all or even more than they were earning. 
    The current personal savings rate, nearly 6 percent, shows more Americans are building their savings.
    Savings provides many people with a feeling of financial security – knowing they have money set aside to pay off debt, prepare for retirement, or purchase a big-ticket item, such as a house or car. 

  • Selections from the school cafeteria don’t always tickle the taste buds. So, if you are a do-it-yourself kind of person who wants to pack your own lunch, here’s how.
    Plan ahead. Write down ideas for each school-day menu and review them with mom or dad to come up with a week’s worth. Go grocery shopping so you can help pick foods you like or want to try.
    Prepackaged foods aren’t always your best choice; they taste good and are easy to prepare., but many contain excessive quantities of calories, fat and salt.