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12 | February 16, 2017 | The frankfort station Frankfort IRS problems? DON’T LEAVE YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND! FOR A FREE CONSULTATION! CALL 708-478- 6770 OR 1-855- TAX-FIXS Comprehensive Tax Solutions is a local and family run firm that specializes in Tax Resolution. No matter what tax issue you are dealing with, we can help you. Mary Karpowicz is an Enrolled Agent and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. We can get you back on track and have you enjoying your life again! - Mary A. Karpowicz & Justin Walega Mary Karpowicz was awarded the 2016 Tax Practitioner of the Year by ASTPS Saturday, February 25 3-5 p.m. Hearts In The Right Place: Getting To The Heart of Healthy Habits A healthy heart requires essential ingredients to work at its best. Learn to perfect your recipe to achieve optimal heart health. Join Ingalls from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, at the Ingalls Family Care Center, Flossmoor (19550 Governors Highway) for a heart health event. YOUR LOCAL FIRM 9435 BORMET DRIVE, SUITE 1 • MOKENA, IL Right On Your Computer Hearts In The Right Place will include timely heart health and nutrition presentations. Featuring: Zumba Cooking Demo Chair Massages Giveaways & Light Refreshments This event is FREE, but registration is requested. Please Call 708.915.CARE (2273) or register online at *Can't make it to the event? Take our FREE online Heart Health Assessment at: SM Wholehearted Cardiovascular Care. BEFORE AFTER Seeing is believing. If you’re considering transforming your kitchen or bathroom, start at In addition to seeing the latest and greatest in cabinets and countertops, you’ll also see dozens of before and after photos of our past projects that are sure to inspire. Go to or visit one of our showrooms today! 1918 Ferro Drive, New Lenox 815-723-7000 M-F 9am-5pm Sa 9am-3pm News the frankfort station | February 16, 2017 | 13 Good old days Second-graders dress as 100-yearolds for 100th day Submitted by Summit Hill School District 161 Those Frankfort Square School second-graders sure grow up quickly. For the 100th day of school on Feb. 1, the students dressed up as centenarians and participated in challenges. Students visited 10 different stations, each with a different task to complete. The students tried to complete as much of the challenge as possible within 100 seconds. All second-graders took part in the 100th Day Challenge. Frankfort Square School second graders (front row left to right) Evan Dunn, Jayden Hartford (back row left to right) Allison Reece, Dylan Jacobson, Olivia King and Grade Goldberg dress as 100-year-olds Feb. 1 for the 100th Day Challenge. Photo Submitted Grand Prairie students share what they 'can' Students donate hundreds of items to area food pantry Submitted by Frankfort School District 157-C Grand Prairie Elementary School students donated several shopping carts worth of canned to the food pantry in an effort to teach students about helping those in need. Grand Prairie incorporated its second-ever food drive into its annual Guiness World Record cup stacking event, asking students to bring in a non-perishable food item to “share what they can” and “stack the pantry.” Second grade teacher Ann Curran, who coordinated the program, said in a statement that she explained to the students that if each student brought one can, they would have 821 cans of food to donate to the pantry. The students far exceeded expectations. The Hickory Creek Middle School Student Council had several carts filled with food — organized into boxes by Grand Prairie students — to deliver to the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Administrators and staff members also hosted their own food drive alongside a “Souper Bowl” meal: a How I came to find my forever family Olyvia Ryle Student Reporter Hi. My name is Olyvia. I am going to tell you how I got my family — my forever family. I am very grateful for them because before I came to the United States, I lived in an orphanage in China. This is where my story begins. I was born on October 27, 2006 in Guangzhou, China. My mom and dad in China could not care for me. They made a very unselfish decision. They left me at the gates of a very sacred place in hopes that I would find my forever family. My parents prayed for a child. One day, they went on an airplane and flew all the way to China in hopes of becoming a mom and dad. My mom says that I kissed her the minute my China mom handed me to her. We were meant to be. Now, I have a sister, a brother and other sisters from China. I see my sisters from China one time per year. I am so grateful that I have two moms, two dads and siblings. I think this is how our story is supposed to be. My dad said that one day, he would take me to China. Maybe I will find my other mom and dad in China. I hope I have more sisters and Grand Prairie Elementary School second-graders (From left to right) Jordyn Sigg, Josephine Kawa, Brayden Swiech and Tanner Golaszewski stand in front of boxes filled with donations for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Photo submitted brothers waiting to meet me there. I am the happiest girl in the world. I love my mom and dad so much. This is the story of how I found my forever family. If you are thinking of adopting a baby, I think it is the best decision in the world. Thank you mom and dad. I love you. The opinions in this column are those of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect those of 22nd Century Media and its staff. potluck-style lunch with tailgate favorites. All three Frankfort School District 157-C schools are hosting food drives this year through the District 157-C Charitable Giving Committee. Chelsea Intermediate School hosted a drive earlier this year, and Hickory Creek’s food drive will be held later this year. Voting Open February 2-28 Vote: vote and you can WIN A Vacation for 2 to CanCun! Complete at least 50 - categories and be eligible for 22nd Century Media’s Southwest Choice Awards prize—one three-night trip for two (2) adults to Riu Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, courtesy of Apple Vacations. Tell us your favorites in categories such as: Beauty ★ Health ★ Dining ★ Education ★ Fitness & Recreation ★ Pets Services ★ Shopping ★ Vehicles Look for the ballot in the center of this newspaper or vote online at starting Feb. 2.