REED CITY -- Free income tax preparation for senior citizens and other low-income taxpayers, sponsored by AARP, is available.

According to organizers, more than 500 returns are performed annually in Osceola and Lake counties. Property tax and heating credits are included.

Tax preparation is done at the Church of the Nazarene in Reed City, 5300 S. 200th Ave., on Mondays and Wednesdays, February through April.

Appointments can be made by calling the Osceola County Commission on Aging in Evart at (231) 734-5999.

New volunteers are needed to prepare taxes. Two weeks of schooling in January are required and computers will be provided. For more information, call (231) 734-2746. Feel free to leave a message if the phone isn't answered.