News in briefWritten by Admin
Free tax help available in Sylva
Volunteers will be available to assist people of all ages with federal and state income tax preparation and filing from Feb. 1 until April 15 every Friday at the Jackson County Senior Center in Sylva and every Tuesday at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.
Senior Center hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come first-serve basis and library hours will be from 3 to 6:45 p.m. by appointment. Make an appointment by calling 828.586.2016. There is no charge for this service at either location.
Taxpayers should bring picture identification, their own and their dependents’ Social Security cards or a statement from the government that includes their Social Security numbers, copies of their previous year’s tax return, and any W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, interest and dividend statements for 2015 and other documents necessary to complete their 2015 returns.
Franklin forum to discuss police protection
“The public and the police - where are we headed?” will be the topic for the Franklin Open Forum to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub, located downtown at 58 Stewart Street, Franklin.
Franklin Open Forum is a moderated discussion group, meeting. Those interested in an open exchange of ideas (dialog not debate) are invited to attend. For more information call 828.371.1020.
Free mental health training available in Haywood County
A nationwide program to help young people in a mental health crisis is coming to Haywood County.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training course that gives community members useful skills to help adolescents who may be developing mental health or addiction problems, or who are experiencing a crisis. Topics include anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol use, disruptive behavior and eating disorders. This training is free for all community members.
The class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Southwestern Child Development, 1078 N. Main St., Waynesville. Participants must attend the full day to receive a certificate of completion.