One seriously injured in Great Bend explosion
One person received what were described as critical injuries in an explosion reported at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday at 705 10th St. in Great Bend.
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Dont underestimate need for blood
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Dear editor,

We want to thank everyone who participated in the American Red Cross blood drive Monday May 14th. There were 84 donors who came in to share their life-giving blood. We didn’t make our goal but those that gave can feel proud; we did our civic duty and helped to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients in hospitals throughout our area. We thank all of you for your time and effort and for your donations of blood. We hope you will continue to donate at future blood drives as well.
I hope you will all look forward to saving more lives at our next drive in July. If you would like to help, please call 1-800-Give-Life.
The American Red Cross would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to you and your community for continuously supporting the Red Cross blood program. Your support is a wonderful example of how to give back to your community and help patients in need.
People commonly underestimate the need for blood and the difference that even one donation can make to ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed.
As a blood donor or volunteer, each of you has helped the Red Cross fulfill their mission of a safe and ample blood supply. Hospital patients rely on us and we delivered! I want to thank each of you for being a part of this lifesaving experience. Especially St. Rose Parish for use of their facilities and the wonderful volunteers at RSVP — we couldn’t do this drive without you! Also Dairy Queen for the great ice cream and En-Rev for the fresh bottled water they always provide. Also a big thank you for the trustees from Barton County Detention Center. They were a great help setting up and clean up afterwards.
We look forward to saving more lives at our next drive in July. Please keep in mind our blood donations are now collected at St. Rose Parish. If you would like to help in any way please call 1-800-Give-Life.

Corry Herrman, Blood Drive Chair
Great Bend