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

2 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 11 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 17 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.