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Cottonwood News: Blood drive is Aug. 28




Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561

— We have started taking our young pheasants out to where they have brush for cover and water handy for drinking. They seem happy to be out and do a lot of exploring. It was fun raising them.

The blood drive is coming up on Aug. 28 in Cottonwood from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall. I have given blood there for years, I think I am working on my third gallon. I will not be able to give blood this time as they are not taking AB+ blood. That is a very rare kind of blood; only 3 percent of the people have it. So, I am asking all of you to give blood to help reach the quota for this area. There is a great need for every other kind of blood. You may go online at to schedule an appointment or call St. Mary’s Hospital at 208-962-3251. Ask for Donna or Brenda. What better way to say you care about other people?

In the 1973 case Roe v Wade the United states Supreme Court made “abortion on demand” legal in the United States. Since then, more than 61 million unborn babies have been aborted! If unborn babies were legally defined as “persons” at the time of conception, they would have U.S. Constitutional protection to their right to life and Roe v Wade would be overturned. U.S. Senator Rand Paul has authored a bill which defines human “life” as beginning at conception. (Senate Bill 231 – The Life at Conception Act). Contact the National Pro-Life Alliance or Larry Dunn at 208-494-4740 and lend your support to get action on the Life at Conception Act in 2018. You can get a copy of the petition to sign and invite others to join you if you want. Mailing address for Rand Paul is 167 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510. Or go to Rand Paul’s website and sign online. Contact your senators and representatives to encourage them to back this bill. Maybe this is the year we can get this overturned. This is a non-partisan issue. Both sides of the aisle should be supporting this bill.


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