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* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N.,(608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), tuna, vegetable soups, pasta and sauces, and toilet tissue. Donation drop off is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. A donation of any of these item will be appreciated!

* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.

I saw the title of the news article referenced below and initially believed that this could be an interesting opportunity for the community to honestly discuss the real problems that are taking place in our nation. Problems like an out of control government that rewards families with welfare checks for splitting up and abandoning their children. Problems like teenagers being encouraged to embrace thuggish behaviors and entitlement mentalities. Or even the problem of an increasingly militarized police force.

"Open Forum: Healing After Ferguson" will run from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Graff Main Hall Auditorium. The forum is being held to encourage people to come together to process thoughts and share feelings after the events that have transpired in Ferguson. Questions to be probed include:

  • How does Ferguson affect all of us?
  • Could Ferguson happen here in La Crosse?
  • What does this mean for race relations?

PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!

* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.

* Hunger Task Force Food Bank, 1240 Clinton St. La Crosse, provides food to 64 programs in western Wisconsin. Food items in need are tuna, canned or boxed soups, peanut butter, jelly, breakfast cereals, canned fruit (in water), pasta and sauce. Please drop off your donations 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or by appointment (608) 793-1002.