Jan. 10, 2008 Local Briefs

Textbooks available for public review
Teachers, parents, and other community members are invited to review and comment on the proposed Education Career Technical, Adult Basic Education and Driver Education textbooks approved for adoption by the State of New Mexico’s Department of Education Instructional Material Bureau.
The textbooks are available for examination at the Instructional Resource Center in Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. The IRC is located on the second floor and is open on noon to midnight Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
New Mexico follows a six-year cycle in approving textbooks for each subject area for use in the public schools.
Information: Maria Terrazas, 562-2258.

Tax aides are sought
Three to five additional volunteers are needed to be trained and certified as tax return preparers for several non-profit programs that provide free filing service for eastern New Mexico residents, according to a press release from United Way of Eastern New Mexico.
After training, volunteers can work at their convenience from February through April 15. To receive the January training, volunteers must commit to working a minimum of 20 hours during that time. Volunteers are supported by a supervisor and all returns are reviewed before filing.
Information: United Way 2-1-1 information line or 935-0211.