QUESTION: What was the name of the district attorney looking into the stolen tax refund case? I think I have two more victims to report. — Helper, Calexico
Report them to Assistant District Attorney Joe Beard at 339-4331. Beard said he called the U.S. Attorney's Office to look into the alleged diversion of the refund checks. An El Centro reader says the victim must file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service as soon as possible.
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE — IRS will investigate the complaint. If the financial institution that cashed the check or received the deposit cannot prove the intended recipient received the money, IRS will issue a reclamation order to recover the funds (from the financial institution) so IRS can send a new check to the proper owner. I work for a financial institution. — Been There, El Centro
We agree that the woman who suspects a tax preparer stole her refund check must file complaints immediately with both the IRS and Calexico police.
REMOVING INK — A product called Awesome works for me to remove ink stains. You can get it at a 99-cent store, or you can use another product, Simple Green. — Laundry Woman
REMOVING INK STAINS — I read about the ballpoint ink stain in the ivpressonline edition of your paper. There's nothing better than rubbing alcohol. Spread the stained area over a bowl and strain the alcohol through it. Blot and wash. It works on all ink stains, even Magic Markers. — Laundry Guy
STYLE HAIR SPRAY — Spray the quilt and wash it. I did that to get ink out of a pair of white jeans. — Woman
From white jeans?
A SPRITZ OF RAVE — I carry pens in my shirt pockets and get ink on my shirts. I use Rave hair spray. The hair spray dissolves the ink and you can wash it right out. — Guy
It's a miracle product.
LOAVES AND FISHES — We'll be distributing food earlier this month at the Loaves and Fishes community food pantry in Brawley.
Food will be handed out at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church.
We will be sorting food at 6 p.m. During the summer we are short on food and volunteers. If you want to help, call the church or just show up Friday. — Volunteer, Brawley
The food pantry volunteers do good work. They make life a little better in their corner of the world.