Group wants to alleviate the volume of waste in landfills
Practically every day someone is throwing away things such as empty inkjets, laser printer cartridges, and used cell phones.
Items like these are thrown in landfills. Did you know that last year alone, more than 500 million cartridges were thrown away, 30 million cell phones were tossed or replaced?
Here at Community Assistance Network, we want to alleviate the volume of waste that goes into these landfills. This is were we could use your help. By donating your used cell phones, empty inkjets, and laser print cartridges, we not only alleviate the volume of waste at the landfills, but we get the opportunity to earn funds to help the needy.
Your help is vital to our fundraising success.You can drop off your laser print cartridges, empty inkjets, and used cell phones at Community Assistance Network, 355 Standard Veneer Road, Crescent City
For more information, contact Viola at 707-464-9190.
I drove past two girls who looked like they were 13, both pushing strollers. My very first thought was, “Oh, how cute. The big sisters are taking their little sisters for a walk.” I had to wrestle myself to reality. Most likely, those were not sisters. These are not the innocent days of old.
According to ABC’s “Family Secret” show, 750,000 teenage girls get pregnant each year. (Another statistic the show mentioned: Eight out of 10 boys leave; big surprise there.) The biggest question on my mind is, why? Is there even an answer for that?
I heard it all: peer pressure, wanting to be loved, bad father figure, poor role models, getting into drugs and alcohol, wanting to do what they see on the TV and movies. Good gravy, people, find a hobby.
Another question on my mind: Is there any way to stop it all? Our young ones are in a downward spiral, and there is no end in sight.
How do we show our daughters that they are loved, cherished and special? How do we let them know that they do not need a boy to be accepted in this world? How do we break the “C’mon, baby, if you really love me…” lie? How do we let them know that if the boys truly loves them, the boys will wait?
I do not propose to have any answers, only more questions. We, as parents, need to do something, and, unfortunately, straight-jackets are only a temporary solution.
As a proud Air Force veteran, I thought it was put together very well considering the short amount of time we had to plan it. An extra thanks to the local Coast Guard unit that helped out in many ways, the local U.S. Army recruiter, and to all of the military personnel who were on the float dressed in their proper uniforms.
Special thanks to Jan Martin as well, as she has started the “Support the Troops” program locally, sending care packages to our troops overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks Jan for sending one to my soldier in Iraq!
It was the best parade I have seen locally, and I am looking forward to planning on next year’s “Support the Troops” float.
Maybe you should be asking our local casino people to step forward and pay their fair share of running the Crescent City Tourist Information Center. I have not heard anything about either Elk Valley Rancheria or the Smith River Rancheria putting monies into our tourist center.
Mr. Renfroe, you would think they would have an interest in having the visitors to this area visit their casinos to put their money into the slots, maybe play a game of poker or bingo or have a good meal.
Should the city and county be the only ones paying for our tourist center? I think not.
We were at a point where DNEDC’s building was, and the gal in charge of the building had a great potluck at her building. I saw that lots of people enjoyed the hospitality.
Thank you for giving so many a wonderful day to remember. Also, thanks to Glen’s for being open again.