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112 Pints of Blood collected at Blood Drive in Emily

The American Red Cross recently held a Blood Drive in Emily with a total of 112 pints of life saving blood collected, surpassing the goal, set by the Red Cross for 103 units of blood. This was the 66th bloodmobile held in Emily over the past 27 years, bringing a total of 6301 units of blood collected from the Emily blood drive site.

All donors are greatly appreciated for donating blood and helping to save lives, including first time donor, Tennis Loverink from Remer. Donors who received gallon pins for their frequent donations are Gilfred Dirkes, Harold James, Melissa Weiderman –Johnson and Michael Mitshulis, one gallon pins; Leslie Seely, 2 gallon pin, Stephanie Bright, John McConnell, Carl Walker, 3gallon pins; Douglas Johnson and Thomas Olson, four gallon pins; Susan Pusc, five gallon pin; Randy Moritz, six gallon pin; and congratulations to Grace Werner for her 7 gallon pin.

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Lake Washburn Association CR 48 cleanup

On Saturday morning, May 16, a group of 12 volunteers from the Lake Washburn Association gathered at the Lake Washburn Campground for the Spring road side debris pickup along CR 48 from 6 west to the end of pavement. The cleanup was organized by Keith Ahlquist and Sue Townsend. Pictured below are some of the group as they received their vests and trash bags before heading out. After the clean up Sue provided home backed cookies for the group as they turned in their vests and bags of trash.

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Lakers Lions scholarships

Lakers Lions Scholarships were awarded to Kaitlin Jorgenson and Laine Adamson on May 18th at the Northland High School by Bob Holman, Scholarship Committee member. These were two of eleven $1,000 scholarships the Lakers Lions provided this year.

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Lakers Lions contribute to R.E.A.D.

Lakers Emily, Outing, Fifty Lakes Lions have continued to contribute to R.E.A.D. (Reading Early Assists Development) since its beginning in 2003. Because of their support, over 3,600 babies and parents have received a bag of books at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

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Students participate in Day of Caring

May 6, 2015 Day of Caring: Nine students from Pequot Lakes High School joined Jason Hauser (left, head park ranger at Crosslake Rec area) and Miranda Peters (park ranger Crosslake Rec Are) at Clamshell Landing. The group spent three hours raking and disposing of leaves, picking up trash, and cleaning pit toilets. “We had a great group of kids working with us on this day and are thankful for their help with preparing Clamshell landing for the busy summer season.”

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EDC Community Service Project

The Cass County EDC Board and Staff cleaned the Beuber Lake access and camping area that afternoon. This lake access is owned by Cass County and located in Powers Township. It is frequented by fishermen, boaters, hunters and families. The two sites are clean and ready for another year of use by the public!

As an economic development corporation, the EDC's mission is to "Attract and Retain  businesses in Cass County," and quality of life is important for future business attraction.

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