Individuals interested in increasing pecan yields through grafting, should plan to attend a grafting school on Tuesday, April 28th at 1:30 pm near Erie. Bill Reid, Extension Nut Crop Specialist for K-State Research and Extension, will conduct the training. The school will be held at the Lewis Heady farm, located at 12900 160th Road, Erie. From the intersection of Hwy 59 and 160th Road (Shaw Road), go three miles west and the farm is on the north side of the road. No pre-registration is necessary. For more information, please contact Krista Harding with the Southwind Extension District at 620-244-3826.
Neosho County Relay For Life & NCCC Panthers proudly presents “Game On For A Cure” April 25th. Join them for a day of fun, baseball, BBQ, and help in the fight against cancer. The game will be a double header with Independence Community College. Special Survivors will throw the first pitch and share their experiences between games. Relay teams will have fund-raising booths. Put up or Shut up BBQ will sell lunches with proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Plus you may help judge the BBQ cook-off after the game. They will also have T-Shirts. To order one contact Sherri Watson at 620-704-3706 or any Relay For Life team member. Order must be in no later than March 20th.
There will be a 30 Family Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 25 at the Iola Middle School. Sale starts at 7:00am. Proceeds goes towards the 50th Little Oscars and sending students to the Forensics NCFL National Grand Tournament. They will also be accepting donations on Friday, April 24th from 3:30p – 6:30p at the Iola Middle School.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.
Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year.
To find a donation opportunity or make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities
4/27/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1500 S. 29th
4/28/2015: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., First Christian Church, 1500 S. 29th
4/17/2015: 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, 7th and Osage
4/22/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St Francis Parish Hall, 47 Hwy and 1st St.
The USD 413 Annual Art Fair will be held in the high school commons area on April 27-29 from 6-8pm. Works from grades 1-5 will be on display. A formal critique of Middle and High School works will be on Wednesday at 6:30
April is Autism Awareness Month – please join in a community wide effort to “light up blue” during the month of April. Main Street Chanute will be selling shirts with the logos shown while the supply last. $10.00 to $13.00 depending on size. All proceeds will go to the Chanute Autism Hope for Families.
“Light up Blue” in April.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 – the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.
Last year, about 3.1 million volunteer blood donors rolled up a sleeve to help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.
Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:
5/7/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion, 301 N. Evergreen
5/8/2015: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., American Legion, 301 N. Evergreen
5/15/2015: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1201 Madison St.
5/11/2015: 2:45 p.m. – 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Montgomery