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MPHS FCCLA Holds Spring Blood Drive Friday, March 16 the MPHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held their Spring blood drive to benefit the Central Illinois Com- munity Blood Center (CICBC) and those in need of blood in Central Illinois. This drive was the second that the FCCLA has held this school year and kept with the tradition of community service that has been established in the Mt. Pulaski FCCLA. At the beginning of the year, students discussed the different activities that they would like to take part in for the 2011-2012 school year. When the blood drive came up in discussion, a group of students decided to set a high goal for the number of units to collect. After some discussion, they set their goal at collecting 100 pints of blood between the two drives during the school year. This was an incredibly ambitious goal con- sidering that only 31 pints had been collected in 2009-2010 and 40 pints in 2010-2012. However, the students had read the informa- tion from CICBC and knew that L-R: Tyler Hubal, Chelsea Siembeda, and Joel Davis recovering after donating blood. the need was high and set the goal at 100 anyway. The group then went to work planning, coordinating, and advertising the drives. This year, flyers were placed all around the school and throughout Mt. Pulaski businesses, articles were placed in the paper, and students heard daily reminders in the school announcements. In addi- tion, CICBC sent out postcard reminders and placed phone calls to their regular donors. Mt. Pulaski FCCLA decided to sweeten the deal further by includ- ing the names of all that donated CUT OUT AND SAVE: City Pickup Dates For Landscape Waste MAY 7, JUNE 4, JULY 2, AUGUST 6, SEPTEMBER 4, OCTOBER 1, -NOVEMBER 5, DECEMBER 3 On the above dates, the City of Mt. Pulaski will remove landscape waste that has been placed within the area between the sidewalk and the edge of the street. If the weather is bad on the scheduled dates, then wewill pickup on the next day with good weather. The following rules must be followed: 1. Have your landscape waste ready for pickup by 7:00 AM. on the scheduled dates. 2. NEW QUlUMENT, All small debris, grass, leaves, etc. must be in begs. 3. Do not place any material in the street or on the sidewalks. 4. Place all material within 6&apos; of the edge of pavement. 5. Do not remove entire trees from your private property and place them for City pick up. 6. If you hire a contractor to remove your trees, have your contractor haul the material to the Sewage Treatment Plant and place the material in the proper loca- tion. 7. Excessive amounts of material will not be removed by the City. A separate notice for fall, leaf pickup service, will be published at a later date. Should you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 792-3222. :}<CUT OUT AND SAVE > at each drive in a raffle to win $50.00 cash. All of this effort combined to make the Fall 2011 blood drive the most successful drive ever with 49 pints of blood being collected. This success inspired the students to work even harder at promoting the Spring Drive. As March 16th neared, 51 pints were needed in order to reach the goal and 56 people had signed up to donate. On the date of the drive, in fact, 58 people showed up to donate. However, as many of you know, the weather has been unseason- ably warm which left the school building temperature at 90 degrees for much of the late moming and aftemoon. The high temperatures left seven donors unable to give because dehydration had caused their veins to shrink and be prob- lematic to find. That combined with sickness and low iron meant that 47 pints were collected at the Spring 2012 blood drive. Initially, the students were disappointed at not reaching their set goal, but once reminded that 96 pints of blood were collected and were going to benefit those greatly in need their sense of accomplish- ment was restored. Mt. Pulaski FCCLA would like to thank everyone who helped to make the blood drives this year so incredibly successful. It is awesome to see a community this small rally together and make such a difference for so many. Next year, a high goal will again be set so please keep an eye out for the advertisements. the right move to protect your Preferred Whole Life Insurance Nothing is more important than the lives of those who depend on you. Make the right move and call your professional Pekin Insurance Agent about a Preferred Whole Life Insurance policy that offersaffordable, life-long, worry-free insurance protection. It also provides living benefits for you in the form of cash values that are guaranteed and easily accessible. 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