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— Tia’s Office, a new Decatur business, will offer customers everything from faxes and copies, to computer classes and Spanish/English translation.

The business, owned by Glexy Pelt, is set up in the style of an Internet cafe.

She has six computers with highspeed Internet and offers several small tables where customers can have a snack or a soda while they read the newspaper.

Pelt recently sold her restaurant, general store and clothing store, which was moved to Main Street, so shecould focus on her new business. She was already busy providing many of the office and translation services to her customers, and focusing on only one business will allow her to lead a less-stressful lifestyle.

Tia’s Office provides color and black and white copies, local and international fax transmission, and written and oral translations from English to Spanish or Spanish to English.

As part of the translation service, Pelt will help customers fill out paperwork and documents and will offer a notary service. She also offers transportation as far as Fort Smith.

With access to the computers, customers can print photos or have themburned onto a CD. They can also download music and have it burned to a CD.

Pelt is also offering English classes and basic computer classes. One of her goals is do everything she can to help immigrants adjust to living in the United States.

“If someone needs a doctor or a lawyer, I will help them find one,” she said.

Pelt rents space in her store to Lazaro Salazar who sells cosmetics and supplements with an Aloe Vera Base.

Tia’s Office is open 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

News, Pages 1 on 10/14/2009

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