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Blood drawing brings out donors

The American Red Cross blood drawing held on Aug. 27 was an outstanding success. It was sponsored by the Sunnyside chapter of #134 Order of the Eastern Star. Imogene Taylor was the chairperson.

The quota was 71 units. We had 91 presenters and four first-time donors. Because of their generosity, 234 people will have another chance at life.

A special thanks to the sponsors for the juice and delicious home-baked cookies and to United Methodist Church for the use of its hall. Also, we appreciate the following volunteers: Linda Denson, Alice Benedetti, Myrtis Lang, Ella Mae Lochner, Phyllis Morris, Wanda Bradshaw and Ramona Meek.

A very special thank to the donors, who are the lifeline for the flow of blood in the valley.

Please join us at the next blood drawing on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the United Methodist Church hall from 1 to 6 p.m. to give the gift of life.

/s/ Marie Handy, Sunnyside blood drawing chairman

Column touching

I read the personal column “Good-bye old friend” by Corey Russell (9-6-06). I found it touching and it brought back long ago memories about my cat, who was killed, too.

We become attached to our furry friends and they become one of the family. I only hope the dogs that destroyed Franklin could feel like Corey did that awful day.

If they are so mean why were they allowed out of their yard? Maybe they should be kept away from children, too. Who knows?

Franklin sounded like a wonderful friend, but now is in a peaceful place and can’t be hurt anymore.

Sleep well, Franklin.

/s/ Bernice Seward, Sunnyside

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