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The 9th Annual Neighbors Day

Those who would like assistance from volunteers with outdoor cleanup can get free help with raking yards, trimming shrubs and washing outside windows should fill out an assistance request form and submit it to the La Crosse Jaycees by April 11.

Those who wish to volunteer need to fill out the volunteer form by April 18.

La Crosse Jaycees coordinates the La Crosse Neighbors Day.

You can volunteer as a group or as an individual.

Both forms should be mailed to the following address: La Crosse Jaycees Neighbors Day, P.0. Box 1234, La Crosse, WI 54602-1234.

Forms are also available at the city's website: www.cityoflacrosse.org.

For more information, email neighborsday@yahoo.com or call Coulee Region RSVP at 608-785-0500.

Volunteers will register from 8 to 9 a.m. April 26 at Black River Beach Neighborhood Center.

After picking up their tools, they will be dispatched throughout the city to work.

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

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, shampoo, toilet tissue, hygiene products, diapers, baby formula, rice, rice packets, 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 corn, canned vegetables, canned fruits, hand crank can openers, Ramen style noodle, cream, vegetable, tomato, crackers and all kinds of soups including low sodium, salad dressings, Jello, pudding mix, any gluten free items (such as soup, noodles, crackers, all purpose baking mixes) and empty clean egg cartons.

Ron Kind Supports Incompetence

It is such an embarrassment for Western Wisconsin when Congressman Ron Kind goes on the record supporting the continued incompetence that the White House is exhibiting on a daily basis.

Never mind that Obama's foreign policy blunders in Egypt have weakened the United States. Kind supports Obama.

Never mind that Obama's foreign policy blunders in Syria have weakened the United States. Kind supports Obama.

Never mind that Obama's foreign policy blunders in Ukraine have weakened the United States. Kind supports Obama.

After so many years of Obama's foreign policy blunders weakening the United States around the globe, is it any wonder that a real world leader like Putin would take advantage of the situation and pursue his conquest of Eastern Europe?

Let’s Get Educated

Karen Schroeder a teacher with 36 years of classroom experience will be speaking on the values of and problems inherent with “Common Core” (CC), next Monday afternoon at Logan Middle School starting at 3:30. There is no charge for this presentation and it is important for parents and taxpayers young and old to learn what this program is all about.

Contrary to what some are saying, it is a federal program that provides few or no options for parents and teachers in the classroom. This is against our Constitution as the Feds are not supposed to direct curriculum as that is to be left to the states. With this program a set of materials is provided for the teachers by unelected Washington bureaucrats, which must be obeyed as to what is to be taught, when it is to be taught, and how often tests are to be administered, often daily.

La Crosse County For Goodness' Sake

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.

* Hunger Task Force Food Bank, 1240 Clinton St. La Crosse, (608) 793-1002, is in need of canned or boxed soups, peanut butter, jelly, breakfast cereals, canned fruit and pasta. Please drop off your donations 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon.- Fri. or by appointment.