A CRY FOR HELPING OUR OWN

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Over the past few weeks, the media and public focus has been on the budget, the government shutdown, the Affordable Care Act and the debt ceiling. One little-discussed piece of legislation is the Farm Bill, which expired on September 30--the same day as the budget did.

While most farming aspects of the bill are either part of mandatory spending or are authorized through the end of this calendar year, one are of immediate impact has been the food commodity program. This program supplies food pantries across the nation, including locally.

We can't control the timetables of congressional leaders or the president. We can however help our own. The food pantries are crying out for help with food donations. It is up to us to help these people in need.

Please spread the word about this dire situation!

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 32 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.