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

12 hours 33 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 32 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.