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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Oct 18, 2008

Interestingly enough, the fall community blood drive comes just 10 days before Halloween. And, while Count Dracula likes to get blood, volunteers are needed to give their blood at the Christensen Center on the Iowa Lakes Community College from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Giving blood helps in many ways. Up to three benefit from just one donor.

Your American Red Cross wants you. So donate Tuesday.

It’s better than getting your neck bitten by a vampire!

Apples, anyone?

So what are you doing Sunday? Why not make a trip to the Timberlake Orchard where Jim Gilbert, host of the WCCO Radio show Nature’s Notes, will be signing copies of his new book.

Gilbert is one of the nation’s leading authorities on phenology, or the changes in climate affect the plant and animal world. If you’ve ever wondered when is the best time to look for migrating birds or fall colors, Gilbert is the man who can tell you all about it.

It’s a great time of year to get out and see the fall colors yourself. So instead of watching the game on TV, why not listen to it on the radio and go see Jim.

A-R to be honored Monday

Congratulations go to Armstrong-Ringsted Community School which will be recognized 2 p.m. Monday as a past recipient of the Harkin School Grant program. Ellen Huntoon, representing Sen. Tom Harkin, will present copies of the Congressional Record statement to the people that had a part in use of the Harkin School Grant.

The visit marks the 10th anniversary of the Harkin School Grant program.