Answers to Go with Susan Smith: Nothing is certain but death and taxes

Susan Smith - Daily Record Columnist

Q:  I need the IRS Tax Guide for Small Business. It’s publication 334.  I know I can print it from the internet, but my printer isn’t working. Can you help me order it?

A: The library has now received supplies of IRS forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and the matching publications. 

Small business owners will be happy to know that we received limited supplies of 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, and a few other business-related forms in January.

A retired farm wagon parked under a shade tree in the Thornton’s front yard is filled with a rotating display of decorative pot plants, surrounded by irises, dwarf yaupon holly, salvia, red yucca and soft gray cenizo.

Bare trunks of crape myrtle provide sculptural interest to landscapes in winter, echoed by a neighbor’s cactus in the background next to a stone walkway downhill.

Holly pruned as a small tree marks the beginning of walkway to the Thornton’s backyard, with bare crape myrtles in background.

February’s ‘Yard of the Month’

Yard ornaments are often popular additions to landscapes, particularly if an area is small and heavily shaded. Bobby and Gerald Thornton have managed to integrate into their front yard an entire antique wagon which is a family heirloom. Their home at 103 Sierra Vista is Spring Lake Garden Club’s February Yard of the Month and is an example of a landscape that is attractive even in winter.

Linda Keese, the meeting’s speaker, inspects some roses at Kyle Depot. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAN LITTLE.

Garden club meeting

Women and men of the area interested in gardening, especially roses, are encouraged to attend the February meeting of the Spring Lake Garden Club, Thursday, Feb. 9.  

The meeting will be at McCoy’s Headquarters located at 1350 Interstate 35 North on the east access road beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Linda Keese, a local expert on roses, will talk about pruning and fertilizing roses and shrubs. Keese was in the first Master Gardener class (1991), served as president and has just been awarded the Honorary Texas Master Gardener status.

The Journey Continues

"Brother" Jim Lanning - Daily Record Columnist

Several years ago my journey took Jerry Bullock and I to Miami, Oklahoma to dedicate a historic grave marker for an old cowboy and rodeo performer named “Booger Red” Privett. We eulogized his strong character. After the ceremony, and out of the crowd, a man approached us who obviously wanted to share his story:  

1. “I am a Native American and have an assigned family Indian number from the Bureau of Indian Affairs”

2. “I was drafted and am a veteran of the Vietnam War.”

Valentine’s senior ball

The city of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 18th annual Golden Sweetheart’s Ball for couples and singles age 50 and above in San Marcos and surrounding communities. 

This semi-formal event will be held on Feb. 10 from 6-10 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

The evening will include an elegant dance with music by Sound Experience and a wonderful catered dinner.  Dinner will be served buffet style at 7 p.m. Door prizes will also be given away throughout the evening.


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