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American Red Cross invites Americans to give something this holiday season


Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Red Cross kicks off its annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program on Monday and invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday cards.

Starting today and going through December 6, Americans can create and send cards to service members, veterans and their families who will receive cards across the country and around the world.

“Everyone gets busy, especially around the holidays, so just a few moments can mean a lot,” said Sherri L. Brown, Senior Vice President, Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces. “While it may not seem like much, a hand-written note to a service member spending time away from his or her family makes a word of difference.”

The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer by mailing them to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes

P.O. Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-

5456

Red Cross volunteers across the United States and on military installations overseas sort and deliver the cards throughout the holiday season. The Red Cross has received and distributed more than 6.5 million cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families since the program began in 2006.

To ensure that cards are delivered in time for the holidays, they must be postmarked no later than December 6. Individuals are asked to refrain from sending letters, monetary donations or any other kinds of inserts with the cards. Please also refrain from using glitter. More information and card requirements can be found at redcross.org/holidaymail.

The Red Cross also invites the public to share photos and videos of their card signing efforts or their holiday greeting for troops by using the hashtag #HolidayMail on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. The Red Cross will use the material on its social sites throughout the holiday season. The public also can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross.

The Red Cross relies on the support of the American people to carry out its mission of service to the 2 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 24 million veterans and their families. During this holiday season, the public can also support all Red Cross services by making a financial donation at redcross.org or .....
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Root River Trail user alert

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Beginning Oct. 17 and ending in mid-December bridge repair will be taking place on two trail bridges between Lanesboro and Fountain. For the most part the work will be taking place underneath the deck so interruptions for trail users will be few. Wa ..... 
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A cancer story: Striving for normalcy

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

To Karla Strom, “A normal day is a good day.” These normal days are now appreciated much more since a discovery of breast cancer from a routine mammogram around February 28, 2013. Strom had no real symptoms and did not suspect that she would be ..... 
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Red Cross recomends increased iron intake prior to blood donation

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred due to low hemoglobin levels. The American Red Cross recommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods pr ..... 
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Key dates for new MNsure health insurance options

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

As of October 1, Minnesotans have a new resource to find health insurance coverage that fits their needs and budget. MNsure is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can find, compare, choose and get quality health care cove ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 36 units

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 24, 2013, succeeded in collecting 36 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 35 donors who presented, and several deferrals. Congratulations to thes ..... 
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WMC offers siblings class to new families

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

A new baby in the house can be difficult for older brothers and sisters. To help families prepare for the addition of a new member, Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a Siblings Class, led by the WMC OB Nurse Coordinator, Carol Voss, RN, BSN, and ..... 
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Rural clinics - where you’re family

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Nichole Halverson returned from her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, only to find herself feeling ill. She called the Mabel Clinic for an appointment. “I thought of Kirsten right away, and got an appointment with her for that very morning! ..... 
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Pheasants Forever offering first ‘Hunting for a Cure’

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

AUSTIN, Minn. – Pheasant hunters will come together in early October for a new fundraiser in LeRoy, Minn. to raise support for The Hormel Institute’s world-renowned breast cancer research. Mower County Pheasants Forever, of Austin, and the Tri ..... 
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