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

* WAFER food pantry, 403 Causeway Blvd., La Crosse, (608) 782-6003, is in need of deodorant, tooth paste and tooth brushes, shampoo, toilet tissue, razors, soap, hygiene products, diapers, baby formula, dry beans, rice, rice packets, all varieties of crackers, pancake mix, syrup, breakfast cereal, macaroni & cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, boxed helper meals or side dishes, peanut butter, jelly, baked / pork & beans, canned meats, salmon, tuna, canned chicken, SPAM, beef stew, canned tomatoes, canned corn, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned beans, hand crank can openers, Ramen style noodle, cream, vegetable, tomato,and all kinds of soups including low sodium, pop-top soups, crackers, salad dressings, Jello, pudding mix, any and all gluten free items (such as soup, pastas, noodles, crackers, all purpose baking mixes) and empty clean egg cartons.

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

* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, bar/bath soaps, toothpaste, facial tissues, shampoo, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.

* 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!

Eau Claire County officials recently placed a placard on the home of a Fairchild Amish family.

The placard is a court order to remove the family from their home for violating Eau Claire County building codes. The Amish family says the building codes go against their beliefs.

Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer is an honorable man, but in this situation, he has forgotten that he has sworn to uphold the Constitution. He is one of the most powerful people in Eau Claire County, and he needs to take a closer look at this situation because the Amish family is very clearly having their religious rights violated.