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Financial literacy honor to be given

The Seeing Eye

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TO RECEIVE AWARD: Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley will receive Treasurer Robert Sprague’s “Compass Award” for Excellence in Financial Literacy. The award presentation is for JA’s commitment to financial literacy and strides to equip thousands of students with the tools and know-how for success in school and beyond. JA serves 13,000 students each year. The award will be presented Wednesday at the Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley office, 1601 Motor Inn Drive. Liberty

UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO MEET: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Youngstown Branch will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at the Poland Library, 311 S. Main St. Donna Fox and Brenda Hughes, Get Fit owners / instructors, will present “Get Fit, Get Balance.” A business meeting will follow.

RACE FOR THE CURE: The Trumbull County Area Beagle Club will hold a Race for the Cure fundraiser Saturday and Feb. 2 at Hubbard Conservation Club, 1760 Wick Campbell Road. The event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 6 a.m. Feb. 2. There will be raffles and other events. For information, call Mike at 724-730-523 or Don at 330-647-1946. Drawing of baskets will be 5 p.m. Saturday. The check presentation is noon Feb. 2.

TAX TIPS OFFERED: With tax season around the corner, Community Legal Aid advocates are gearing up to offer residents tips on tax credits, where to go to file for free (for those who qualify), and potential pitfalls to avoid. People with modest to low incomes often qualify to have their taxes prepared without charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Anyone can check to see if they may qualify for this program by visiting www.benefits.gov. For additional details about services throughout central northeast Ohio, contact the following: Columbiana – VITA/TCE at 330-540-1947; Mahoning – VITA/TCE at 330-540-1947/