Pump, pump!!! This year’s blood drive will be on October 18 from one to five o’clock p.m. at Lister Sage. It is being sponsored by the United Blood Services from Rapid City, and will be organized by the Robotics Blood Team. The purpose of the blood drive is to replenish the blood bank. There is no cost to donate blood, but a person has to be at least sixteen years or older in order to donate. Before someone gets their blood drawn their vital signs must first be checked along with their blood pressure to make sure that they have good clean healthy blood. When getting their blood drawn a person simply sits in a chair and is reclined in order to help them relax. After having their blood drawn the donor must wait five to ten minutes before they can leave to make sure that they have no reactions. While waiting they eat some kind of salty to help replenish their blood. Miriam Kearns says, “It a great thing and helps save lives.”
Oink Oink! Mrs. Anderson took part in this year’s Friendly Festival Hog Wrestling Contest. She and her partner, Heather Housh, placed second in their division,winning $25 each. Three children out of her class also participated; they were Toby Scherbarth, Braydon Binger, and Hally Johnson. Each of the kids won $10; in addition to that Toby took first place in his age group.
Mrs. Anderson said, “It was fun but I was exhausted by the end! The pigs were huge!”
WaHoo! The ladies at the Hay Spring Public Swimming Pool were very busy on the Saturday of Friendly Festival. There were plenty of fun games such as, greased watermelon, relay duck races, the coin game, a biggest splash contest, and a belly flop contest. The prizes of the games were pop, candy, Gatorade, jerky, and toys. The pool almost reached its full capacity with 102 kids in one day. The life-guards supervising the activities were Brook Scherbarth, Kerisa Marx, Ashton Hughes, Aria Hughes, and Holly Scherbarth.
Brook said “The kids had a great time trying to gather all the coins out of the pool and no one got hurt.”