The United Blood Services of Fargo blood drive was held in Rutland on June 23 and was a very successful drive according to Janet Kiefer, a member of the local coordinating committee. Forty-eight individuals came to donate and 44 were found able to donate and 54 pints were collected. The United Blood Services had asked to increase the number of units donated to 60 and Rutland was just short of that goal. The next area blood drive will be in Forman in August.
The Sargent County Relay for Life held last Friday, June 26, in Milnor was a huge success if measured by attendance, participation and fundraising. There was lots of food and fun at the Relay event and as of midnight, June 26, the Relay had raised $80,789.40. Teams have until August 31 to add to the fundraising totals. Way to Go Sargent County!
Bill Anderson returned to Rutland on Saturday, June 27, at the conclusion of a week-long visit to the Great Smokey Mountains and the East Tennessee community of Pigeon Forge, for a reunion of the Marine Corps Rifle Company he served with in Vietnam back in 1970. Bill had departed Rutland early on the morning of Sunday, June 21, and flew from Fargo to Knoxville TN via Chicago on American Eagle Airlines. The trip from Fargo to Knoxville took a few minutes longer than 4 hours, including a 40 minute stop at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Bill reports. Read More