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It takes all blood types to help save lives


Fri, Jul 5th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL - Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the two percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage.

Those with O negative, A negative and B negative are especially urged to donate, as their blood types are often in high demand because they can potentially be transfused to both Rh negative and positive patients. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient.

Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in donations during the summer, but patients don’t get a break from needing blood. Visit the Summer of Stories campaign website, redcrossblood.org/summer, to make an appointment to donate, then share why you give blood and watch videos about people whose lives have been touched by donors.

Upcoming blood

donation opportunities:

Fillmore County

• July 16 from 1-7pm at Community Center, 225 Third Ave. SW in Harmony, Minn.

• July 18 from 2-7pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 405 Bench St. SW in Chatfield, Minn.

• July 24 from 1-7 pm at Community Hall, 202 Parkway in Lanesboro, Minn.

How to donate blood:

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the

American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on .....
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New Prosecuting Attorney in Chatfield

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield All

At the June 24 meeting of the Chatfield City Council, Mayor Russ Smith announced that two attorneys had expressed interest in providing prosecuting services for the city. Matthew Opat recently submitted his resignation as the city’s prosecuting at ..... 
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Chatfield Schools developing coach evaluation system and handbook

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members briefly met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 17 with four of six members present. The board discussed the Activity Committee meeting held on June 12 with coaches, administrators ..... 
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Jack Brass Band in Chatfield

Mon, Jun 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Jack Brass Band from Minneapolis will be entertaining the audience at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” series on Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the City Park Band Shell. Food will be served from 6:00 -7:30 by ..... 
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Chatfield Public Library Receives Preservation Award

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner Preservation planner Robert Vogel, during the city council’s June 10 meeting, reviewed the history of the award which was first presented in 2009 by the Chatfield Heritage Preservation Commission. The purpose of the award is to r ..... 
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Jerome Alden Finley

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jerome Alden Finley, 77, of Chatfield, Minn. passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Jerome was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Chatfield, to Andrew and Murial (St. Antoine) Finley. He attended Chatfield High School. Je ..... 
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Demolition begins in Chatfield....

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Thursday, May 30 construction crews took the first “scoop” out of Val A Lodge in Chatfield where construction on the new Kwik Trip will begin following the demolition. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Residences in Chatfield Commercial District, a Conditional Use Only

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

Kristi Clarke, Planning and Zoning, reviewed three text amendment recommendations to Chapter 113 of the city’s Zoning Ordinance at the city council’s May 28 meeting. The amendment causing the most controversy during debate and during a public ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Weston William Benson

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Kacie Deyo of San Diego, Calif. is proud to announce the birth of her son on May 17, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mick and Michelle Juenger of Yukon, Okla. and Darwin Deyo, Chatfield, Minn. Great-grandparents are A ..... 
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