Having been closed since March 2nd, the Sylvan Beach boat ramp reopened early today the 16th of March. Original plans were that it would be closed until April Anyone needing bales of hay should go and pick them up from the ramp. They were used to construct temporary bulkheads while the loading area was being dredged out.
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For those of you wondering about the roadblocks on Bay Shore and Park last night and tonight, it is part of the La Porte High School Shattered Dreams programme. In fact, tonight, the 22nd, a full crew of ambulance, fire, and law enforcement personal were present at Fairmont and Park for filming of the programme which will take place tomorrow, the 23rd of January.
Students, parents, emergency personal from the community participate in staging an alcohol related accident near the high school (this year Park and Fairmont). As part of the programme, a student is removed from class every 15 minutes, his or her obituary is read and is returned in white face and is silent the rest of the day to represent the statistical loss of students to drunk driving accidents.
An assembly is held the following day, and presentations and discussions are held.
La Porte High School has been doing this programme for a number of years now.
As is well known, many of our electronic components are bad. If disposed of in a land fill, they contain compound which can leak into the underground water and contaminate it. In addition many computers and cell phones contain rare earths, which need to be recycled and not thrown away.While we would love to see the city of La Porte add stuff to its recycling programme, for meanwhile here is a helpful list:
Cell Phones: Target, Best Buy, Sprint,Lowe's, Home Depot, La Porte Recycling Center
Inkjet Cartridges:Target, Best Buy, Office Max, Lexus Enivironmental, Cartridge World, La Porte Recycling Center
MP3 players: Target, Best Buy
Computer Monitors: Best Buy, La Porte Recycling Center
Computers: Best Buy, La Porte Recycling Center
Game Consoles: Best Buy
Toner Cartridges: Office Max, Lexus Environmental, Cartridge World
Compact Fluorescent: Lowe's, Home Depot
NiCad batteries: Lowe's, Home Depot
Rechargeable batteries: Lowe's, Home Depot
Car Batteries: Lowe's, Home Depot (many auto supply companies as well)
Lead Acid Batteries: Lowe's, Home Depot
Office Machines: Cartridge World
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