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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Aug 9, 2008

Thanks to many generous people, students attending Estherville Lincoln Central Schools again this year will have the supplies they need to do well in school.

Employees at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and the Avera Health Estherville Medical Clinic have pitched in for several years now to help provide school supplies to children who might not otherwise have them. As a result, all school children have a better chance of having what they need to keep up with everyone else.

You can help too, by bringing any school-related items like pencils, notebooks, colors and other items to the Avera Health Estherville Medical Clinic at 926 North Eighth St. in Estherville.

Parents who have a tough time buying their children school supplies can call 362-2181 and request assistance. Be sure to specify your child’s grade level.

You can also donate items directly to school children as well. Kris Schlievert, principal at Demoney Elementary in Estherville, said milk money and tennis shoes seem to be constant needs.

Thanks again to the many people who have helped in the past. With high gas prices and the related impact of energy prices on food and other items, many families are having to choose between buying gas to commute to work and putting food on their dinner table, making school supplies seem almost like a luxury.

No child should have to be left out of activities because he or she doesn’t have the needed supplies. You can make all the difference.

And thanks.