Lo­cal Di­gest

El Dorado News-Times - - Local -

Planned Power out­age for Felsen­thal En­tergy will be work­ing on the main sub-sta­tion in Hut­tig. The town of Felsen­thal will lose elec­tric­ity at 10 a.m. on Tues­day, Sept. 19 and En­tergy pre­dicts that it will be off for 4 hours.

Re­tired and Se­nior Vol­un­teer Pro­gram plans Fri­day dance

The Re­tired and Se­nior Vol­un­teer Pro­gram (RSVP) dance will be held from 7 un­til 10 p.m. Fri­day at Cham­pag­nolle Land­ing Se­nior Cen­ter, 910 W. Fourth St., El Do­rado. The dance will fea­ture the mu­sic of “Blue Steel.”

Ad­mis­sion is $6 and no smok­ing or al­co­hol will be al­lowed.

Red Cross blood drive sched­ule for


LIT­TLE ROCK — As the Amer­i­can Red Cross re­sponds to wild­fires and historic hur­ri­canes, el­i­gi­ble donors are re­minded that giv­ing blood or platelets dur­ing Na­tional Pre­pared­ness Month in Septem­ber is one way to help en­sure the Red Cross is pre­pared to re­spond to pa­tient emer­gen­cies across the coun­try ev­ery day.

Hur­ri­cane Irma has forced the can­cel­la­tion of dozens of Red Cross blood drives in the South­east, re­sult­ing in more than 2,100 un­col­lected blood and platelet do­na­tions. Nat­u­ral dis­as­ters like hur­ri­canes can dis­rupt blood drives and pre­vent donors from giv­ing, but hos­pi­tal pa­tients still de­pend on life­sav­ing trans­fu­sions. Vol­un­teer blood and platelet donors are the only source for blood prod­ucts needed by hos­pi­tal pa­tients.

In­di­vid­u­als in parts of the coun­try un­af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Irma are en­cour­aged to give blood or platelets to help en­sure a suf­fi­cient blood sup­ply. All blood types are cur­rently needed.

In­ter­ested par­ties can do­nate blood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon­day at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 300 E. Main St.

Ap­point­ments can be made by us­ing the Blood Donor App, vis­it­ing red­cross­blood.org or call­ing 1-800-RED CROSS. To help re­duce wait times, donors are en­cour­aged to make ap­point­ments and use RapidPass to com­plete their pre-do­na­tion read­ing and health his­tory ques­tions on­line, on the day of their do­na­tion, from a com­puter or mo­bile de­vice at red­cross­blood.org/rapidpass.

As a thank you, those who come to do­nate blood or platelets through Sept. 30, will re­ceive a coupon for a free hair­cut at par­tic­i­pat­ing Sport Clips lo­ca­tions. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at red­cross­blood.org/ sport-clips.

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