(NEWTON/OLNEY) The American Red Cross is still in urgent need of all blood and platelet donations, especially now when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel for the holiday season. In addition, severe winter weather can cause blood drive cancellations and effect the local blood supply as well. All eligible donors and/or first-time donors are encouraged to get out and give blood at their next opportunity. Here’s the next area blood drives coming up : today (12/27/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 12:15 to 6:45 : tomorrow (12/28/18) at the Good Samaritan Occupational Health and Acute Care Center in Robinson from 12:00 to 4:00 : Saturday (12/29/18) at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : next Monday (12/31/18) at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson from 9:00 to 1:00 : all blood and platelets needed.
(EFFINGHAM) It’s been announced that the Effingham Catholic Charities Office and the Second Hand Rose Store will be closed next Monday, December 31. Thanks for your understanding with these closings.
(OLNEY) Only a few nights remain to get out and view the Christmas Lights Display in the Olney City Park. The display will be lit up tonight from 5:00 to 9:00, then from 5:00 to 10:00 both tomorrow night and Saturday night. That’s each night now through next Monday night, New Year’s Eve, in the Olney City Park.