Edna Ellen Swift, 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday December 4, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born April 2, 1919 in Switzerland County, Indiana, daughter of the late Clarence A. Heath and Mary (Givens) Heath.Edna was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Her faith was very important to her. Edna attended a weekly Bible Study and was active in the Women’s Missionary Group. In her younger years she helped with cleaning and any other needs that the church had.Edna loved to play pinochle, work cross word puzzles, and she was an avid reader. She was a Red’s fan, an IU Hoosiers fan and a UC Bearcats fan. Her most valuable possessions were her Lord, family, church family and friends.Edna is survived by her children, Wayne L. (Cheryl) Swift of Aurora, IN, Kathy A Scudder of Aurora, IN, Karen S. (Dexter) Caudill of Milan, IN; 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, John D. Swift, son, John M. Swift; brothers, Warren, Russell and George Heath, and sisters, Mildred Hayes and Betty Miller.Friends will be received Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tommy Fehrman officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to Shop with a Cop or the Clearing House. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
College students could receive up to $10,000 in tax credits over the course of their education as part of an extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit.Renee Cohn | Daily Trojan U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled the revised AOTC on Thursday to students and parents at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in Washington, D.C.The goal of the AOTC is to make college financially attainable for all Americans and to alleviate the rising costs of a college education.Individuals making less than $80,000 a year and married couples making less than $160,000 a year will qualify for the AOTC, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Approximately 9.4 million students with college students are expected to qualify for the AOTC this year, according to a Treasury Department analysis.The AOTC, which was initially passed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is an expansion of the Hope Credit.Unlike the Hope Credit, which only covered the first two years of a college student’s education, the AOTC covers four years of post-secondary education with a maximum tax credit of $2,500 per year. The AOTC also provides an allowance for textbooks.The AOTC is expected to cover 80 percent of tuition and fees at a two-year public college or 30 percent of tuition and fees at a four-year public college, according to a Treasury analysis.Thomas McWhorter, executive director of financial aid at USC, sees the AOTC as positive news for both current and prospective students and their families.“I certainly think that [the AOTC] will help families,” McWhorter said. “We can exclude an additional $2,500 from [a family’s] income when assessing them for financial aid.”The average family is expected to receive a tax credit of $1,900.Grace Paek, a freshman majoring in health and humanities, said she is excited about the AOTC, but worries that a $2,500 tax credit will not significantly benefit a family with a college student.“I’m glad [Obama] is looking at rising tuition costs, but I don’t know if $2,500 will do that much,” Paek said. “College tuition is rising so quickly.”Samantha Gurash, a freshman majoring in writing for screen and television, questions how the AOTC will be funded.“In theory I agree with the [AOTC],” Gurash said. “But I want to know where the money is coming from because there are so many other things that need to be paid off right now.”In a joint blog post, Geithner and Duncan discussed the correlation between a well-educated population and America’s global economic success.“The nations that best educate their children today will be the nations that lead the global economy in the 21st century,” they wrote. “In order to have the best-educated workforce, we must help put college education within reach for all students and their families.”The AOTC is expected to award $18.2 billion in tax credits to students and parents, according to Duncan and Geithner.Geithner and Duncan also announced the simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and an increase in Pell grant funding to lessen the financial burden of college tuition.
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Kids Saving the Rainforest is having its first fundraiser since two young girls founded it in 1999. The nonprofit organization used to bring in enough proceeds for its Wildlife Rescue Center through a souvenir store, but with the downturn in the economy, the center will have to close if it can’t raise enough money to pay monthly expenses.The organization has a full-time wildlife vet, an animal caretaker and a guard living on the property. The rescue center is the only legal one in our region, and is a necessary part of the community. All injured wild animals are brought there by the community. Please help save the rain forest and rescue the rescue center. The fundraiser takes place from 1-5 p.m. at Byblos Hotel on Sept. 9 (National Children’s Day). There will be bands, kids’ activities, drinks, food, a raffle and lots of fun. Tickets are on sale at Hotel Byblos Resort, Jungle Juice, Sancho’s Restaurant and Hotel Mono Azul. They cost $25 for adults and $10 for children. If you can supply food or raffle prizes or would like to donate, contact Anita Myketuk at 2777-1002. Our Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Committee will provide logistical support to the municipality for the water sewage treatment plant and solid waste disposal issues. Representatives are consulting experts on water sewage treatment in low-lying areas. A chamber/municipal delegation met with officials at the Lohmeyer Water Sewage Treatment Plant in our sister U.S. city, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to learn about the various treatment processes. Unfortunately, this was as far as the chamber was able to go and it was up to the municipality to continue the process. Chamber board members also met with Chinese investors to open a dialogue on the establishment of a solid waste disposal plant for the Central Pacific region with the same results. The chamber is still meeting with the Health Department and other officials here and in San José. Thanks for all your hard work, chamber!–Jennifer Ricejennifer@kidssavingtherainforest.org Facebook Comments No related posts.