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January 11, 2012 The Julian News 5 Groceries Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer Wine Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DAILY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. Silleay Phone & Utilities All Your Tree Service Needs II Commercial & Residential Oak and Pine our Specialty CA. State License #7o4192 Fully Insured for Your Protection Workers Comp. Bringing Their Classic Blues Back To Baileys The Fremonts are the exception to the rule, a band that evolves and redefines itself by consistently looking to the past. Modern purveyors of Gulf Coast R&B, the Fremonts harvest the fruits of vintage American roots labels like Excello, Vee-Jay, Imperial and Specialty to create a tapestry of sound that is at once both unique and refreshingly familiar. Vocalist "Mighty" Joe Milsap, a native of Manhattan, Kansas, heads a lineup of talented and thoughtful musicians. AI West provides the vintage backbone of the band on the drums while Patrick Skog and Tony Tomlinson share guitar and bass duties with a sympathetic, "less is more" approach. The Fremonts are traditionalists in the truest sense of the word, a band that places the song before the solo. Numerous awards and accolades attest to the fact that the Fremonts' sound has not gone unnoticed. In 2003, the band was named, "Best Blues Band" by the San Diego Reader. In 2004, the Fremonts' debut project, "No More Doggin,' was featured in Blues Revue magazine and received airplay across the United States, Car ada, Europe and South America. The band's second record, "Mighty Crazy" was produced by Grammy winner; Mark Neill. The record won blues album of the year at the 2006' San Diego Music Awards and received critical praise in America, Canada, Europe and South America. The Fremonts enjoy regular airplay on XM Radio and continue to be nominated for numerous regional music awards. This Saturday the Fremonts will rturn to Bailey's to put their show on for the local crowd. Standard $5.00 cover with all proceeds going to the band. If you havn't checked out Bailey's since new ownership, took ove, you're in for a treat with 16 different beers on tap and a full selection from the bar. Bailey's will be open all day on Monday the 16th for MLK day, and they'll have NFL playoffs on Saturday and Sunday. The 16th will likely be the last regular Monday until the fall. They'll still do all the holiday Mondays, but just be open Thursday through Sunday for a little while. Jollie's Live Art Studio Grand Opening Saturday Just to the west of Buffalo lessons. Bill's, in the same building, a new Offering private and group venture will start up on Saturday classes, by appointment. the 14th from 5 to 7 PM. Saturdays "Open House/ Jotanda DeLuca and Brenda Grand Opening" is to introduce Marshall ill combine their talents the pair and familiarize people to offer classes in Stained Glass, with what they have to offer. They Pottery, Sculpting, Drawing, will be showing off their work and Painting (water color, oil and refreshments will be provided for acrylic) silk painting and batik, a relaxing early evening. sewing, quilting, kniting, crochet, You can set appointments plus bead work and lapidary and schedule a class by calling skills. Jolanda at 760-765-0075 or (cell) They will also offer guitar 760-519-1886. by Michele Harvey Tax Information That We All Should Know At our house and in Mike's office, we seem to be awash in papers. We have credit card statements, utility bills, house and business related papers of all kinds and of course we have bank statements. Since we've recently been audited, I asked our accountants what papers we need to keep and which ones I can throw away or burn. Along with their answers I looked up information on the internet. TURBO TAX has lots of good information about what we need to keep for our tax records. I put the two sources together and here is what I can tell you. Don't destroy tax returns As much as most of us would rather throw away papers rather than keep them forever; it's important to keep all past tax returns and proof that you paid any balance due on taxes, both state and federa taxes. We don't have a garage or storage shed, so I cover standard cardboard storage boxes with contact paper so they look like decorator items in my house rather than looking like the storage boxes that they are with printing all over them. Plastic storage boxes with lids are better for keeping out mice and wet weather, but they cost more, so the decision needs to be made when you know where you will store the boxes. Either way, you can fit a lot of past tax returns in storage boxes to keep them and to keep them out of the way. Don't forget to put all of your receipts and other proof in the same box as the returns for that year. Why keep your returns for so many years? If your return has an error of 25% or more, the IRS can audit you for as many as 6 years. Some errors have no statute of limitations. States often have a longer period of time than the IRS to audit your returns because they assess taxes after the IRS has audited you. If you do business or earn income in more than one state, plan to file returns in every state that you did business in. There is no statute of limitations. If you don't file; that state can audit you any year for the rest of your life. This applies to individuals, partners in a partnership, LLC or S-corporation. One really good reason to keep all of your past tax returns is that government agencies sometimes lose their records. If they tel you that you didn't file or pay for any given year; you want to have proof that you did. It's really important to save your property records. I'm not sure where it is, but I. know I have the deed for the first house I bought in the early 1970s. Keeping records of real estate, collectibles, insurance policies, retirement accounts and stocks is the way you can establish the value of that asset. Keep your records of what you purchased and also records of any improvements you made. Don't forget to keep your records of any property you paid off. Banks may fail to file the final paperwork to the right department of the government when you pay off.your loan and the local recorder's office may make errors. So don't rely on them. Keep a hard copy of all of your paid off deeds and other important loan information. Include vehicle loan documents, student loan documents, lawsuit payoffs, personal loans, family loans and credit card payoffs. These records can be kept together, probably in a manila envelope or accordion file and brought out only when needed. Years ago when I divorced my previous husband, he allowed our house to go into foreclosure. The man who bought the house and acreage had to prove that he bought the entire property because he was informed that only part of the property was foreclosed on. Because I kept the records of the property boundaries and what was included in the several connected parcels that I bought, he was able to establish ownership of the entire property, not just part of it. Keep warranties even after they expire because they will have serial numbers and important contact information for the company that will be useful in the future when you need replacement parts We live in a fire and earthquake prone area. When you live in an area that is at high risk for disasters, : it's important to keep your important records as safe as possible. Keeping records online or at least on computer discs can keep them available during a disaster. Family photos can be put on discs and sent to relatives so more than one copy is available for reprints and so none are lost during a fire, flood or earthquake. Keeping a copy of family photos in a safe deposit box is a good idea too. Keeping important personal and business papers is very important. It's also important to know what you can shred or burn. Bank and credit card records can be shredded, after 4 to 7 years, though I think keeping them a bit longer is a good idea. If you think a divorce is in your future, you may need to have records of all types for court hearings, going way back in time. Personal utility bills should be kept for one or two years, and then shredded. Business utility bills should be kept for four to seven years. Do YoU have lots of cards, letters and other correspondence hanging around your house? Keep the cards and letters that are dear to you, and then shred the rest. Sometimes we keep magazines for the articles. Tear out the article or recipe that you want, and then toss the rest. Often the magazine articles that we think we just have to keep can be found online, so we can toss the entire magazine. , I find that I keep some junk mail for the sales, long past the end of the sale dates. All junk mail can be thrown out once you've read it. Circle the ads that are important to you, and then throw the ads away once they are past their pertinent dates. Once you are good at throwing away old junk mail and non-collectible magazines and newspapers, look at old, out-dated reference materials. Keeping warranties is a good idea as long as you have the product. Keeping an instruction manual for a car that died many years ago isn't necessary, though you may be able to sell it on an online auction site. It's also not important to keep IRS and state tax books. The IRS has all of these references on one disc, going back nearly 100 years. is a resource for asking tax question and getting answers. Eva Rosenberg, an enrolled agent, is the publisher of TaxMama. com, Rosenberg is the author of a number of books and ebooks, including "Small Business Taxes Made Easy." She teaches a tax pro course at and she teaches other tax courses at http:// Nearly all of us can use help with our taxes. We may not always know what questions to ask. However, beginning with the information I shared here from Turbo Tax and from our accountants at Online Bookkeeping and Tax Service, along with a few examples from my own experience, we can all begin our new year a little more prepared for our tax time and for our future. These are my thoughts. The only moon in our solar system known to have an atmosphere is a moon that goes around Saturn 30 Ibs- AvoDerm Chicken & Rice 50 Ibs- Lay Pellet, Crumble or Mash * Rices good #KII Jan#ary 16 Washington Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 6:00 OPEN SUNDAYS ! O to 4 in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 Old Papers; New Insights Into Times Gone By A trove of old papers found in this house in 1940, when the family took possession... In i902 a D.S. MacPherson and James Madison were given title to some 77 acres of the "North East quarter of South West Quarter and lot three of Section eighteen in township thirteen South, Range Four East, San Bernardino Meridian." It's a formal document that takes, as its legal basis, the Homestead Act of 1862. That answers The Kid's question of how people originally came to own property around Julian. At least in part. But the property described is somewhere else, not under this computer, and there is no record indicating how the certificate came into the box. Presumably the Waltons, the former owners, acquired it. An earlier, less formal piece of paper records a deed of land, not described on the worn page in my hand, deeded from Matthew Sherman, Administrator of the estate of Seguesta R. Norton, deceased to H. Walton, The date was October 18, 1886. That, presumably, was the land we now occupy. Somewhat later the Waltons either had problems paying taxes or didn't get around to it according to "A Certificate of Redemption of Real Estate Purchased by the State" dated May 12, 1902. Things were a tad different back then. The Certificate reads: "Estimate of the amount required to redeem the within described real estate, which was sold to the State on the 29 day of June 1899, for the delinquent taxes of 1898/99 installment, and redeemed on the 12 day of May 1902, in accordance with the provisions of Section three thousand eight hundred and seventeen of the Political Code, as approved March 2, 1883, and ar ended April 1,1897. Assessed to John Walton." The taxes plus interest plus penalty were$15.74 on an assessed value of $320. If the taxes had been paid in time they would have been a bit over $6--or about 2% of the assessed value. Those who wish to return to The Good Old Days when government "wasn't so big", take note. Government may have been smaller but land taxes were a lot higher. There are lots of old, empty envelopes in the box addressed to the Waltons and found in this house when the property was purchased in 1940, Most are from the tax assessor. One letter, from San Diego and dated July 1, 1913, was more personal. It is typed as it was written: Dear friend Harry, I have just heared of a good buy. There is an eight year old horse not a mare but a horse he is a fine work horse he has good feet good eyes and a good build all round he is a Dark brown in color and he can bee bought for Thirty five Dollars $35.00 now if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity just send me the price to buy him and I will bring him up for youl saw him work in the mower and in a cultivator he will weight Eleven hundred pounds not a fraid of autos. Now let me hear from you. Wee are all well hopeing this finds you and your Mother well. Your friend, J W Wisler Perhaps that horse pulled the cultivator that used to be on the place decades ago...?