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August 9, 2013

46 donate blood at drive

Volunteers are the heart of the Life Serve Blood Center of Iowa. Without those who help to recruit volunteers, organize blood drives and donate their blood to patients in need, the Blood Center could not fulfill its mission of supplying blood and blood product to 87 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

The volunteer spirit was truly evident at the Centerville Community Blood Drive held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Sixty-four people registered and 46 units were drawn, 39 whole blood procedures and eight double red procedures. Chairperson Rose Cunningham of Hospital Auxiliary played an important role in motivating the event.

LIfe Serve Blood Center would like to commend the sponsor groups, Chapter AS T.T.T. and Hospital Auxiliary for their significant contribution to the blood drive as well as Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church for allowing us to hold the blood drive in their facility. We would also like to express appreciation to all the volunteers and donors who made a valuable contribution to the volunteer blood donor program.

Registering donors were Rose Cunningham and Marilyn Gorden. Working in the canteen were Greda Ogden, Irene Arbogast, Sally Donald and Rose Knight. Sandwiches were furnished by Jeanie Pontious and Rose Cunningham. Advertisement was by the Daily Iowegian and KCOG. Larry Bettis put up the signs. Rose Cunningham did the posters and post cards to the churches.

Volunteer donors were Gladys Clark, Patsy Dudenhoffer, Lois Heartley, Joyce Wright, Rebecca Clark, Jack Dal Ponte, Peggy Sales, Carlo Cossolotto, Richard Wakefield, Rex Peterson, Sharon Sheston, Betty McVeigh, John McKee, Paula Dal Ponte, Tyler Thompson, Frances Thom, Kelsey Wagner, Skyler Lawson, Zelda Starr, Ruth Adams, Mona Berry, Suella Golic, John Schopp, William Walker, Wayne Hamilton, Sally Donald, Maureen Valentine, Larry Peek, Rhonda Peek, Patricia Timmons, Jody McDanel, Jennifer Hand, Linda Rhodes, Kelly Shanahan, Marlin Armstrong, William Cunningham, Royal Simmons, Rose Cunningham, Noel Gorden, Jeremy Buckingham, Tracy Wendland, Elaine Schweizer, Charlotte Head, Tiffany Miller, David Powell, Tyler Havard, Carole Brown, Jesse Moorman, Sonya Fry, Sierra Fry, John Fry, Rhonda Moore, Jennifer Salstrand, Jeff Thomas, Crystal Gardner, Rebecca Morrow, Thelma Smothers, Nick HIndley, Paula Mitchell, Anne Ladu, Marilyn Boggs and Sherri Doggett.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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