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St. Joseph News Press

Area Offers Help in Time of Crisis Opinion Piece Reactions to yet another killing on a school or college campus fall along predictable lines of division. It’s the gun culture’s fault. It’s bad parenting. It’s lax security on our campuses. It’s a result of an entertainment media culture that celebrates violence and disrespects life. It’s what you get when don’t invest enough in identifying and treating emotionally disturbed young...

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Shoe Program Expands to Doniphan County Although school is out for the summer, one local agency took large steps to kick off the upcoming school year. The expansion of AFL-CIO Community Services’ Soles for Christ shoe program will begin this summer to include Andrew and Buchanan counties, plus the addition of Doniphan County, Kan. School-age children in Elwood, Wathena and Troy, Kan., will become eligible to receive a free pair of new shoes...

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Agency Kicks Off Summer in July – highlights of the fun events planned for the month. Although the Christmas holiday is more than five months away, one local agency is becoming a little merrier this month. AFL-CIO Community Services kicks off the second-annual Christmas in July Tuesday to raise funds for the agency’s community programs. The agency will be hosting a toy drive and other holiday-themed events throughout the month in an...

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Remember Kids’ Needs Year Round – an exploration of AFL-CIO July events to benefit kids in need. Early July hardly seems the time to be thinking about going back to school, let alone Christmas. Still, there is wisdom in planning ahead. AFL-CIO Community Services has organized a series of events this month for the community to help area children. Christmas in July started last year, raising more than $7,500 to support worthwhile...

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