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The Angels on Earth Giving tree has partnered this year with the Assistance and Resource Center, Inc. (ARC) to help people in need give Christmas gifts to their kids. Applications for the Giving Tree program are available online at www.arcriverfalls.org or Angels on Earth Giving Tree Program Facebook page. Applications will not be mailed out as in previous years. If necessary, paper copies are available at St. Bridget Catholic Church. The application deadline is Nov. 16. To be eligible, families must live in the River Falls School District.
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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast has been a River Falls tradition for many years. Current organizer Kathy Scott said she's looking for volunteers to join a leadership committee to organize next year's event. Those interested can contact Scott at email@example.com . Next year's breakfast is set for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. More information about the celebration will be released closer to next year's event.
I agree that any accusation of sexual assault should be taken seriously, and anyone found guilty of such a crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But at some point, there has to be evidence. The FBI has performed numerous background checks on Mr. Kavanaugh, including the claims of sexual assault made by Christine Blasey Ford, and came up empty. In fact, the names of four individuals she said were present during the assault denied knowing anything about the incident and could not corroborate her story. This certainly could have, and should have, been handled in a much better fashion. But certain people find it necessary to destroy this man's life and reputation, along with that of his family's without one shred of evidence?
The River Falls Journal asked each of the River Falls High School exchange students to share a bit about their experiences thus far in River Falls. Name: Martina Segura-Castro. School you're attending this year: River Falls High School. Age: 15. Grade: 10. Name of your family back home: Segura-Castro. Name of your host family: Smith. What is the name of your home city and home country? Palma de Mallorca, Spain. How long are you staying in the U.S.? School year, until June, 10 months.
River Falls Community Theatre will present "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling, directed by Brian R. Erdrich. The play takes place in North Louisiana in the early '80s, inside Truvy's home-run salon shop, where you'll see six witty neighborhood women come together to show how friendship and a little humor can keep people going through rain or shine. Performances are Oct.19, 20, 26, and 27 at the River Falls Public Library. Tickets are $13 at the door, $10 for students.
CPS handling of case is appalling TO THE EDITOR St. Croix County's CPS organization should be renamed. It should be called PTA (Protect The Abuser). Earlier this summer, my grandson was violently pushed into a wall by his father, resulting in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and resulting neural damage as diagnosed by two physicians. He tells his doctors that dad pushed him because he wouldn't eat the tomatoes on his plate.
Arrest warrants • At 2 p.m. Sept. 18, police were informed that Dante K Barbee, 19, River Falls, might come to the department to turn himself in for a Department of Corrections warrant. A Pierce County probation agent had contacted Barbee and advised him to turn himself in. At about 2:24 p.m., Dante came into the lobby asking to speak with an officer. Barbee was placed in an interview room; police y confirmed the warrant and read Barbee his rights.
The River Falls Community Foundation (RFCF) has awarded $5,000 among four local programs to support people, families and urgent needs within the River Falls area. The grantees are The Assistance & Resource Center (ARC), Our Neighbors' Place, The River Falls Sunshine Fund and St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
Craigslist gone wrong A Craigslist sale soured when a person allegedly threatened another person through a phone call and text messages over an item for sale on the site at N6386 1317th St. in Prescott at 9:05 a.m. Sept. 22. An officer took a complaint on the situation, according to a blotter report. Grand(son) theft auto