Lioness blood drive Mon. Jan. 27

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The Big Lake Lioness are hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Monday, Jan. 27 at Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Big Lake from noon to 6 p.m.
To make an appointment or find more information call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) or online go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0176283.
Winter weather impacts blood supplies. When the weather is bad people don’t turn out to donate. Help those in need by donating a pint of lifesaving blood.
One pint of blood can be used to save up to three lives. Red cells are one of the most needed blood components. Donating red cells takes a little longer but since only the red cells are taken, more blood is actually returned to the donor.
The number of blood donations collected in the U.S. in a year is 15.7 million. The number of donors in the U.S. is 9.2 million.
An estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate but fewer than 10% actually give blood each year.
In spite of modern technology, nothing can replace a blood transfusion for saving lives. Blood cannot be made or artificially manufactured. The only source of blood is generous donors.

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COBORN’S HAS GIFT GIVING IDEAS and great food. Pictured are Ashley Peltier and Nick Miller, giving away samples at Taste of the Holidays. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER FINALISTS at last weeks Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Christmas get together were Dr. Bill Mickle of Great River Spine and Sport, Chad Lofgren of Lofgren Construction, Gillian Kleppel of Anytime Fitness, and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf for his Duck Dynasty monstrosity. Dr. Mickle was the winner.

Annual Cookie Walk at Saron Lutheran Church

THE BIG LAKE FIRE DEPT. responded to the scene of a garage fire at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Eagle Lake Road Wednesday afternoon. Officer Guy Chaffee spotted smoke rising from the building and sounded the alarm. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

WEDNESDAY BLPD Officer Guy Chaffee sounded the alarm on a garage fire. Thursday he helped carry out groceries for Eileen Harman at Coborn’s Taste of the Hoildays.