Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season
LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 19, 2017) — With the busy holiday season approaching, the American
Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday
activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood available for patients.
More donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help stock the shelves for
patients like Emily Bratton. After the birth of her first child, she received several units of blood.
“I know that my life was saved because someone, somewhere, was willing to donate their
blood,” said Bratton. “There aren’t words to describe how incredibly thankful I am that people
are willing to donate blood to help a stranger.”
Give patients in need another reason to be thankful – make an appointment to give blood.
Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED
CROSS (1-800- 733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunity
11/7/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Weeping Water High School, 204 W O Street
October 19th is Throwback Thursday at the Lofte - tickets are $10 at the door!
‘Boeing Boeing’ Ready for Take Off at the Lofte Theatre!
Manley, NE [October 2, 2017] - The Lofte Community Theatre announces the opening of its Fall farce, Marc Camoletti’s fast-paced comedy, ‘Boeing Boeing!’ The production opens Saturday, October 14 on the Lofte’s main stage.
Set in the bustling1960s, Bernard is a swinging bachelor who has the world on a string: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses whom are all engaged to him at the same time without knowing about each other. However, Bernard’s life encounters turbulence when his friend Robert comes for a visit and a new speedier Boeing jet throws off his carefully planned itinerary. Catastrophe looms when all three stewardesses come into town simultaneously and friend Robert keeps forgetting what helpful lies he’s told to whom!
Starring in the show as the troubled Bernard is Doug Rothgeb of Omaha. His best friend Robert is played by Robert Carrera of Bellevue. The bevy of beautiful stewardesses are played by Aubree Sweeney of Plattsmouth, Brenna Thompson of Lincoln and Abigail Fletcher of Omaha. Fan favorite Melinda Mead of Plattsmouth plays the bad-tempered housekeeper, Berthe.
Directed by Kevin Colbert, production dates are October 14, 15, 19-22 and 27-29. Thursday through Saturday curtain times are 7pm. Sunday performances are 2pm matinees. Tickets are $19 each and advance reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at 402.234.2553.
Pictured on Attachment: Front: Brenna Thompson (Lincoln) and Aubree Sweeney (Plattsmouth). Back: Melinda Mead (Plattsmouth), Robert Carrera (Bellevue), Doug Rothgeb (Omaha) and Abigail Fletcher (Omaha).
Wedding Music Concert at Avoca Schoolhouse
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Wedding Music on Sunday, November 12, at 2:30 PM, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. This is a great opportunity for folks who are planning a wedding to experience some of the most requested wedding tunes, including Pachelbel's "Canon", and Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", as well as selections that are perfect before and after the ceremony.
Besides Classical and Renaissance styles, Debby and David also play music from many cultures, i.e., Irish, Jewish, Swedish, etc. The happily married couple use a variety of instruments, including hammered dulcimer, violin, nyckelharpa, guitar, harmonica, etc.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. The concert will be downstairs, followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and jam with the performers.
Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
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