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Blood drives upcoming

CEYLON — Today is Clean Up Day in Ceylon. The piles of stuff on the curb with tags will be picked up today. Any item left must be removed by May 23. Take this opportunity to clean up with no ordinance violation charges. For further information, call Ceylon City Hall at (507) 632-4653.

Congratulations to all the area students who are graduating this spring. Best wishes for a wonderful future.

Ceylon Legion and Sons of Legion will be placing flags at the Lake Belt Cemetery beginning 1 p.m. on May 27. Anyone willing to help is welcome and appreciated. Members, please plan to attend. For further information, call (507) 632-4375.

Coffee Lovers group meets 8:30-10 a.m. every Thursday in the back room at Legends ll. Any area man or woman may join them for great fellowship along with good coffee.

There is a dire need for blood in the country and there are American Red Cross blood drives planned for June in this area. Call or go online to make an appointment or find drives at a date and time you can give. There is blood drive in Sherburn from 1-7 p.m. June 6, at the Regional Worship Center just south of I-90, that has some openings available. There will be also be blood drives in Fairmont from June 7-9 at the Best Western (formerly Holiday Inn), and on June 20 in Truman. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go online at www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Summer has traditionally been a slower time for donations. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from generous donors like you. An average body has 10 pints of blood and only one pint is taken

at a donation. It is safe and only takes about an hour. Get a Rapid Pass the day of donation and shorten the time of registration. Each donation can save up to three lives. Masks are now optional. Thank you for donating.

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