News Digest

TLP applications being accepted

Sheboygan’s Salvation Army Transitional Living Program (TLP) will be taking applications for a 25-person waiting list of potentially eligible clients for the 2013/2014 grant year.

Eligible individuals must be single adult residents of Sheboygan County with an income at or below 30 percent of the Sheboygan County median income ($1,238 monthly gross income). Potential clients must have documented mental health or AODA issues and be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Clients accepted into TLP will be given rental assistance for up to 12 months and will be assigned a case manager who conducts home visits, individual counseling and gives referrals to other community resources.

Potential clients may call or come to The Salvation Army during offi ce hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Upon request, applications can be mailed by calling TLP Case manager Abby Dahmer at (920) 458-3723 Ext. 267.

Make jewelry or recycled mittens

Plymouth Community Education and Recreation is offering classes in basic jewelry, recycled mittens and laughter wellness this winter.

Register for the classes below by Jan. 11 and save $5. Online registration is available at www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM.html. This option, which carries a $4 service charge, allows people to pay with a credit card and also to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.

Basic Jewelry: Participants will use glass beads to create a multicolored bracelet and matching earrings with a Valentine theme. This is a perfect mother/daughter class. Class will meet with instructor Karen Klumpyan from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at Fairview Elementary School; fee is $15 until Jan. 11 and includes all supplies. A second, identical class will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Fairview; fee is $15 until Jan. 25.

Sweater Mittens (Recycled): Participants will bring to class an old 100 percent wool sweater or scarf, then learn to felt, cut and sew it into a one-of-a-kind pair of warm mittens; machine sewing at home is required. Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31 at Plymouth High School; fee is $15 ($12 for district residents ages 62 and up) until Jan. 11.

Laughter Wellness: This class for those ages 16 and up incorporates laughing, clapping and breathing activities that have been scientifically proven to help in overall wellness. Participants will feel an increase of energy, less stress, a boost to their immune systems and a shift away from the winter doldrums to a sunnier disposition. Class will meet with instructor Lori Lee Saille from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 22 to Feb. 7 at Horizon Elementary School; fee is $40 ($32 seniors) until Jan. 11. A second, identical class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 19 to March 7 at Horizon; fee is $40 ($32 seniors) until Feb. 8.

A guide to all winter courses appeared in the Dec. 11 Review Xtra and is available at locations throughout the community.

Visit http://www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM.html, call 892-5068 or visit Plymouth Community Education & Recreation on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Tax reminder for farmers from FSA

The Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that producers receiving less than $600 will no longer receive IRS Form 1099-G (Report of Payments to Producers) or IRS Form 1099-MISC.

In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.

Starting with calendar year 2012, producers whose total reportable payments from FSA are less than $600 will not receive IRS Form 1099- G. In addition, producers who receive payments from more than one county will only receive one Form 1099-G if the total of all payments from all counties is $600 or more.

If the payments were subject to voluntary withholdings or subject to backup (involuntary) withholdings a Form 1099-G will be issued regardless of the total amount of the payments.

The same changes will apply to producers and vendors who normally receive IRS Form 1099-MISC from FSA.

For more information regarding IRS reporting changes, please contact the Sheboygan County FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

Kohler NMTPP work begins in July

Construction of non-motorized transportation pilot program projects in the village of Kohler will begin in July.

The work will include five-foot paved shoulders on each side of County Y between Greenfield Drive and State 23; in-ground crosswalk lighting on Greenfield Drive and Orchard Court along with restricted vehicle access to create a safer crossing to and from Ebben Field, where a multi-use pathway will be installed to connect with Forest Road; and paved shoulders added to both sides of Twin Oaks Road between the Kohler Co. and County Y to provide bicyclists a connection to the Kohler Co. and to the Old Plank Road Trail from County Y.

For more information on this project, visit the Sheboygan County website at co.sheboygan.wi.us and click on the links for “Departments” and “Planning.”


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