The Lake Highlands Republican Women elected 2009 officers. Jane Howell is president; Rita Day is recording secretary; Susan Fountain is treasurer; Lynda Bauer is vice president of membership; Anita Prescott is vice president of campaign; Sarah Rozier is vice president of programs; Cindy Case is corresponding secretary. The Lake Highlands Republican Women work to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of government through active political participation.

Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law offers free one-hour tax consultations for those who can’t afford attorney services and are facing an IRS audit, appeal or collection process; involved in innocent spouse relief; or needing to resolve a past-due tax matter. To schedule a free consultation, call 214.768.2562 or visit smu.edu/law/taxclinic/. The school’s small business clinic also is providing free legal services to new and existing small businesses and nonprofit organizations that cannot afford to pay legal fees. For information, call 214.768.4935.

Texas Center for the Physically Impaired, an organization founded by Lake Highlands resident Robert Langford, seeks donations of used computers and computer parts, which will be refurbished and then shipped free to visually impaired people. According to the organization, 2,700 computers have been donated to the visually impaired during the past five years, including roughly 300 in 2008. For information, visit handicapability.org or call 214.282.2581.

Lake Highlands Military Moms is a friendship and support group for mothers with children currently serving in the military. For information, contact Rhonda Russell at lhmama1@yahoo.com.

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is looking for members who are also members of local school councils in Lake Highlands in order to establish a club liaison with LH attendance zone public schools. For information contact Larry Lauck at llauck@americanlightingassoc.com.

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is compiling a list of names and military addresses of former Lake Highlands students serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to send supplies, phone cards and letters. Lake Highlands soldiers currently serving overseas are Brian Anderson, Brett Bedarnik, Matt Booth, Eric Comley, Gabriel Geldert, Lynn Janick, Jeff Kramb, Adam Ortiz, Trey Rackler, Marcos Serna, James Shoemaker and Colby Vokey. For a current list of soldiers, visit lhexchangeclub.org and click on “Lake Highlands Military”.