After the American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood donations in July, many donors generously rolled up their sleeves. Currently, blood products are being distributed to hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in. All blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, are still urgently needed.
Blood and platelets are needed for many reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients and organ transplant recipients, as well as those receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell disease, may depend on lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds a patient in the US needs a blood transfusion.
The Red Cross, on behalf of the hospitals and patients it serves, appreciates all those who take the time to help save lives.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
August 29 from 1-7pm, Gibson Hall, 101 W Eldora Ave, Weeping Water
Please consider RECYCLING!!! No sorting necessary and your recycling items are picked up right at your curb every week.
Contact the City Office at 402-267-5152 for more details.
Senior Citizen Meals at the Community Center
101 W Eldora Ave Suite 3
start serving at 11am
Contact Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to reserve a meal
or schedule a delivery
August 21, 2013
August 23, 2013
August 26, 2013
chicken & noodles
August 28, 2013
HOUFEK FAMILY FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
4 - 8 PM
RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT & THROUGH FRIENDS & FAMILY, OR YOU MAY CALL 402-598-8413 FOR TICKETS OR TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION OR BAKE SALE.
NATHAN HOUFEK, 13, WAS KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT ON JULY 19, 2013, ON HIGHWAY 75, SOUTH OF PLATTSMOUTH, NE. HIS MOM AND SISTER WERE BOTH HOSPITALIZED DUE TO THE ACCIDENT, BUT HAVE SINCE BEEN RELEASED.
THIS FUNDRAISER IS TO HELP THE HOUFEK FAMILY WITH FUNERAL AND MEDICAL EXPENSES INCURRED DUE TO THIS TRAGIC ORDEAL.
NATHAN LOVED BOY SCOUTS, CAMPING, FISHING, TRAP SHOOTING AND ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE OUTDOORS. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SCOUT BUDDIES.
The annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 28th from 9am-4pm. Please make plans to attend this event and make a scarecrow to enter into the contest and/or enter your vehicle in the Show & Shine. Hope to see you there!!!
'The Boys Next Door' adds sweetness and humor to the Lofte season
Tom Griffin's off-Broadway hit, 'The Boys Next Door' opens at the Lofte Community theatre on Saturday, August 31. 'Boys' is the story of four intellectually-disabled men living together in a small apartment with their social worker, Jack. Dealing with Schizophrenia, OCD and other conditions are part of their daily life which is played out in scenes involving Jack and his mentally challenged wards. Each faces their own conflicts, especially Jack who is starting to experience burn out.
Direct by Kevin Colbert of Weeping Water, the play stars Jamion Biesterfeld of Louisville as Jack. Erik Quam of Omaha plays Arnold. Doug Rothgeb and Joshua Smith also of Omaha play Norman and Barry respectively. Kevin Holdorf of Manley is Lucien. Also starring in the play are Ken Snyder of Elmwood, Silvia Conley of Papillion, Summer Sinclair of Council Bluffs and Greg Leger of Omaha.
The production runs August 31, September 1, 6-8 and 12-15. Tickets are $17 and all seats are reserved. The Lofte Community Theatre is located near the intersection of Hwy 1 and 50 just outside of Manley. For reservations, please contact the box office at 402-234-2553 or visit www.Lofte.com.
Pictured: Front, Kevin Holdorf, Jamion Biesterfeld and Doug Rothgeb. Back, Josh Smith and Erik Quam