News & Notes: March 19

March 19, 2013

West Allis students

kick butt at Jefferson

West Allis - Students at Jefferson Elementary School, 7229 W. Becher St., participated in multiple anti-smoking Kick Butts Day activities throughout the day, including a screening of a video compilation of student-to-student interviews on the damaging effects of tobacco.

The event was part of a nationwide effort to make students aware of the harmful effects of smoking.

Police and schools work

on emergency responses

Greenfield - Since the Newtown school shootings in Connecticut, Greenfield police have visited every Greenfield school once a month to go through emergency response plans and update emergency preparedness with floor plans.

Doors will be numbered and on outside for quicker response, if needed.

Greenfield Library

accepting sale donations

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., is accepting donations of used books, DVDs and CDs for its used book sale slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11.

The library will accept most donations, except books published before 2003, VHS tapes, cassette tapes and magazines.

Donations of materials in good condition should be brought to the checkout desk.

Help to lower

body mass index

West Allis - The West Allis Health Department officials want to increase the percentage of area adults classified as having a healthy weight, measured by body mass indexes of 18.5 to 24.9.

Currently, only 23 percent meet that healthy standard. The department wants to see that number jump to 37 percent. So, it is inviting everyone to stop by the department, 7120 W. National Ave., to have their BMI measured privately and pick up healthy tips and nutrition information.

The program starts April 1, the first day of National Public Health Week. The department is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and residents of West Allis or West Milwaukee may come anytime. No appointments are necessary.

More information is available from Jennifer Schulteis-Vaclav, (414) 302-8618

Library solicits local

groups for displays

Greenfield - The Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., is inviting local nonprofit civic and cultural groups and clubs to apply to display information about their group or art or other small items in the display case in the lobby.

For information, contact Michelle (414) 321-9595 Ext. 101 or by email to

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