Liberty offers free tax prep to clients with presidential surnames


Do you share a last name with a past president?

If so, Liberty Tax Service wants to liberate you from tax preparation fees.

In commemoration of President's Day, the Walla Walla franchise is offering free tax preparation at its three locations Monday to anyone who shares a last name with Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Adams or any of the other former presidents.

Owner Sharon Dodgin said the operation is even honoring those with vice presidential surnames by offering 50 percent savings on tax preparation Monday.

The service is available at all locations: the main office at 1631 W. Rose St.; as well as kiosks at Kmart, 2200 E. Isaacs Ave., and Ace Cash Express, 1410 Plaza Way. The Kmart kiosk will operate through February, while the Ace branch will remain through tax season. For more details call 526-5081.


College Place Thai restaurant Bangkok 103 Cafe has resumed its lunch service and is planning special Valentine's Day hours, too.

The eatery owned by Rudi and John Wilson recently re-introduced lunch, which is served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Dinner is available at the restaurant, 44 N. College Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5-7 p.m. Sunday.

This weekend, Bangkok 103 Caf?copy; will have special lunch hours Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner will be served 4-7 p.m.

Reservations are recommended, and takeout is available with an advance order. For more information call 522-3007.


Corporate communication company CMBell received awards for five creative projects in the Service Industry Advertising Awards competition.

Entries from the College Place company were among more than 1,400 received from 300 advertising agencies and 900 service institutions across the nation. The national panel of judges reviewed the entries for execution, creativity, quality, consumer appeal and overall breakthrough advertising content, according to the announcement.

For the second consecutive year CMBell received a Gold Award for its own company calendar. The 2009 calendar was produced in-house as a self-promotion piece.

CMBell received a Silver Award for a direct-mail piece developed for Gresham Savage, a business law firm in Inland Southern California.

A second Silver was also shared with Los Angeles-based Pacific Rim Electrophysiology Research Institute for an open-house invitation package.

The two operations also shared an Award of Merit for their logo and letterhead design.

CMBell's final award was a Bronze for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital's family legacy print ad.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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