A “Surprise” Medicare Premium Increase

Washington, DC - Dear Rusty: I don't know if my situation is unique but here it is. Years ago, I bought savings bonds to add to my retirement and now that I have cashed some in, I not only must pay income tax on the interest, but the added income has put me above an established allowable income, so my Medicare premiums have increased, and that increase is taken out of my social security benefits. It seems I am being punished for being someone who planned ahead for retirement. It's bad enough that I am taxed on 85% of my social security payments but with this added surprise my benefits are declining each year. 

Roll Library to host an Adult Painting Class

Roll, Arizona - On Wednesday, October 17th, the Roll Library will host an Adult Painting Class at 3:30 p.m. Learn some basic painting tips and re-create a beautiful sugar skull painting with the materials provided.

Word play

Yuma, Arizona - Next time you sit down for a game of Scrabble, confuse your opponents with words like besty, ew and zomboid. You’re sure to be challenged, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, but take the challenge and turn to the Merriam-Webster Scrabble Dictionary and prove these three “new words” and more have been officially added to the lexicon. 

Children are invited to the Wellton Library for October-themed crafts

Yuma, Arizona - Children are invited to the Wellton Library for October-themed crafts! Supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to attend.

Who was that masked man

Clearwater, Florida - A woman in Pinellas County, Florida woke up one morning recently to find a “masked” intruder in her bedroom. She, of course, called the cops. But, explains the Association of Mature American Citizens, he didn’t mean her any harm. He probably was looking for something to eat as raccoons tend to do.