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Small gestures can make a big difference



Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. Often times they go unnoticed, but are worthy of mention. For example, Mayo Clinic recently conducted a drive to gather supplies for Afghan refugees being processed at Fort McCoy. They are certainly not alone. Someone donated sewing machines to Afghan women housed at the Fort, a donation that was much appreciated. In La Crosse, a local artist came up with the idea of raising money to repair the vandalized Hatched Baby statue. He is selling coasters with pictures of the sculpture, the proceeds of which he intends to donate to repairing the artwork. With an estimated $23,000 in repairs needed, his efforts could save taxpayers from footing the bill. Last Friday more than 30 teams turned out for a charity golf outing our radio stations conducted to benefit the Coulee Region Humane Society. Through their generosity, Rounds for Rescue will be able to write a nice check to the Humane Society thanks to all those who bought raffle tickets. And in Green Bay, Packers running back Aaron Jones lost a necklace during the game that contained the ashes of his recently departed father. But a team employee spent hours searching the turf at Lambeau Field until it was finally discovered and returned to Jones. No one had to do any of these things. But it sure makes a difference that they did.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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