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Four-legged friends need compassion

As the Christmas holiday has come and gone, and the New Year is fast approaching; many look to turn the page and start fresh.

Giving is emphasized during the holiday season, but this is a message that can be applied year round.

Many adults understand the importance of giving and helping others, but teaching the next generation just how important it is will be imperative in continuing the work Lawrence Countians have done for many years.

One example of this message is the recent donation by fourth grade students at St. Lawrence School to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter.

Teaching at a young age to help others is a trait that many in our region were taught by parents and grandparents, and it is important to start now to show our children and grandchildren that same concept.

As we have seen, so many groups are involved in helping others, but to see that assistance coming from children who are willing to give their time and donations to help various organizations is encouraging.

We applaud all those groups and children who have stepped up to help others, including our four-legged friends.