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I hope you all had an amazing July 4th!
And I will publish them in next weeks newsletter!
Animals Available for Adoption
at the Plattsmouth Animal Shelter
This includes spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Microchips are an additional $25 (well worth it).
Adult Cats are always a free adoption to Senior Citizens!
Animal Shelter - 402-298-8235
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Do you need a driver refresher?
Then this is for you!
Who is ready for the Cass County Fair????
Here are some great NEW contests for you and yours to enter!
FreecycleMurrayNE(R) hopes to encourage everyone to recycle rather than sending items to landfills.
You might have upgraded your appliances, furniture or just cleaned out your craft supplies. OFFER them to someone else, instead of throwing them in the trash.
Have you recently completed a building project and and now have leftover lumber, drywall, etc. Hey, someone might need that to repair something.
In searching through your cabinets, have you come across that super, spectacular bagel-maker that you've only used once? Now it's just sitting there taking up valuable space on your shelf. So get rid of it already! Oh, and what about mint that you planted and it's now outgrowing its' pot? Share it with someone else who also has a green thumb.
REMEMBER...NEVER is money to be involved and it's FREE to sign-up!
The Murray group is also for surrounding areas!
Wednesday, July 10th – 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 11th – 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, July 12th – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday – 3:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
We will also be serving food.
Come try one of our delicious yumburgers!
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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June
OMAHA, Neb. (July 9, 2013) – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and
blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected
were received in June and the first week of July.
“We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give now,” said Tricia
Quinn, CEO for the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region. “Every two seconds, someone in the U.S.
needs blood. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for these patients in need.”
Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in
about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. The shortfall is similar to what the Red Cross experienced
in June 2012.
June can be among the most challenging months of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular
donors delay giving while they adjust to summer schedules. High school and college blood drives
account for as much as 20 percent of Red Cross donations during the school year. Donations from those
who usually give at these drives drop by more than 80 percent when school is out for the summer. In
addition, a mid-week Independence Day holiday reduced the number of blood drives scheduled in
early July. Many sponsors, especially businesses, were unable to host drives because employees took
The Red Cross urgently needs donations to ensure an adequate blood supply is available for patients
all summer long. Each day, the Midwest Blood Services Region must collect approximately 500 blood
donations to meet patient needs. Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood
are especially encouraged to give. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to
anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative
There is also an urgent need for platelet donations. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often
needed by cancer patients - must be transfused within five days of donation, so it’s important to have a
steady supply of platelets on hand.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or
for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor
card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who
are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in
generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years
of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters;
supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international
humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its
mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.™
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