File a tax return even if you don't have to

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt offers three reasons why you should file a tax return even if it is not required.

First, you might get a refund of taxes withheld from a paycheck or pension, Zumwalt says. Also, some tax credits generate a refund. Examples include the Child Tax Credit and American Opportunity Credit. You can learn more about these credits at

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Children Invited to County Easter Egg Hunt March 24

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Youth Activity Park (YAP) in Dardenne Prairie, Saturday, March 24! To celebrate his arrival, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several age-specific egg hunts and activities for children of all abilities. This fun-filled program is free, but space is limited and registration required. 

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SCC to host 21st annual area High School Math Tournament on March 3

St. Charles Community College will host the 21st annual High School Math Tournament in cooperation with on Saturday, March 3. Both teams and individuals from new and returning high schools, grades 9-12, are invited to participate. The tournament will be held in the SCC Student Center and Administration Building, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. 

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File your income tax return early

Source: Andrew Zumwalt, 573-884-1690

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Now that the Internal Revenue Service is accepting 2017 tax returns, filing early is a good idea, says University of Missouri Extension personal finance specialist Andrew Zumwalt. It is especially recommended if filers expect to receive a tax refund.

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Rep. Bryan Spencer to Hold Town Hall Meetings

State Rep. Bryan Spencer will hold a series of town hall meetings to give his constituents a chance to make their voices heard on the issues under consideration by the state legislature. Spencer is encouraging his constituents to make plans to attend one of three town halls that will take place Feb. 17 and Feb. 24 in New Melle, Wentzville, and Wright City. 

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