American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Support the Red Cross, help patients by giving blood
March is Red Cross Month
WICHITA, Kan. — Across the country, the American Red Cross is reminding communities that March is Red Cross Month. In the U.S., nearly 5 million patients need blood transfusions every year. By making an appointment to give blood this month, eligible donors can help the Red Cross meet patient needs.
“The Red Cross relies on the support of the American public to provide all of the services we offer,” said Patricia Quinn, CEO of the Red Cross Central Plains Blood Services Region. “By giving blood, you support the Red Cross and help patients in need.”
March was initially declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when then-President Franklin Roosevelt reminded Americans the Red Cross is committed to providing blood products, disaster relief and emergency social services across the U.S. and internationally.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
Monday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church, 8513 E. Arlington Rd., Haven, KS 67543
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Haven High School FFA Pancake Feed Benefits Ronald McDonald House
Haven High School FFA put on a pancake feed for Community Appreciation at the Haven Senior Center Saturday night. Every year the FFA Club chooses a benefit to raise money for. This year they chose the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita. The students worked hard this year by selling fruits and meats as a fundraiser for the club. The sausage that was served was a product from that fundraiser. Due to the great response by the community they were able to fund this dinner. All free will donations went to the Ronald McDonald House.
From Left Back Row: Bethany Simon, Riley Waggoner (Sentinel), Daniel Simon, Alek Royer, Patrick Hartung, Mary Fishburn (Vice President), & Garrett Laughlin.
Front Row: Kolton Kincaid (Reporter), Annemarie Wortz (President), Cordell Waggoner, Kai Peirce, Conner Peirce (Historian), Katie Schrag (Treasurer), & Fawntana Henkle.
Other Club Officers: Jake Kentzler (Secretary) & Cody McKinnis (Parliamentarian).
2013-2014 Club members
Seniors: Mary Fishburn, Cody McKinnis, Jordyn Moore, Zach Sykes, Katie Schrag, Shawn Tubbs, Brianna Whisenhunt, & Annemarie Wortz.
Juniors: Tallen Boyer, Derrick Hull, Jacob Kentzler, Kolton Kincaid, Taylor Nelson, Tana Nisly, Tarin Oller, Daniel Simon, Zach Teter, & Riley Waggoner.
Sophomores: Jared Chamberlain, KC Jenkins, Kevin Nisly, & Connor Peirce.
Freshmen: Bailey Brawner, Alyssa Coffey, Shiann Combs, Noah Frederickson, Samantha Gills, Haley Harner, Patrick Hartung, Fawntana Henkle, Garrett Laughlin, Kai Peirce, Alek Royer, Ashton Schlickau, Scott Schmidt, Bethany Simon, & Cordell Waggoner.
Back By Popular Demand!
Blue & Gold Meat Products—Available Now! Contact an FFA Member or Mrs. Williams for information.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 465-2585, Cash & Carry. Limited Quantity Available!
Sausage ($6, 2 1/2lbs), Bacon ($14, 3 1/2lbs), & Chicken Tenders ($18, 5lbs). Thank You!
Here Comes Santa Claus To Haven
What a Great Success!
Welcome Home Kolton!
Support from Team K helps Haven teen come home.
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Haven Water Treatment Plant Project
The water project was initiated in 2009. The City had been pursuing solutions to insure a safe water supply since 1997, when nitrate levels began to spike in two of its four water wells. When stimulus funding became available through USDA Rural Development, the City applied and had a preliminary engineering study completed. The total project cost was $4,907,000 and included:
- installation of isolation valves so a block at a time could be shut off for repairs
- new water mains for industrial areas and for increased fire protection
- a new water tower with adequate capacity
- an ion exchange nitrate treatment plant to insure a safe water supply and allow use of all four of the City’s wells
- rehabbing all the wells with new pumps and controls
Of the total cost, $1,472,000 is a grant that will not have to be paid back. Customers will pay the remaining $3,435,000 over 40 years. This funding allows the City to have the benefits now rather than waiting for stages of the project to be completed over 40 years and also saves money that would have been spent on higher construction costs in the future.
The water tower is expected to be painted in March and the project is scheduled to be completed, and the treatment plant online, by June 2014.
To address the many sidewalks around town that are in an unsafe condition, the Haven City Council recently adopted Ordinance 622 and Resolution 273 (attached to this email). Courtesy letters were mailed out in November to owners of property that has been identified as having a deficient sidewalk on public right-of-way. Ordinance 622 will not go into effect until April 8, 2014, at which time official Notices of Deficiency will go out. Owners will then have 60 days after such notification to complete required repairs. Pursuant to Resolution 273, the City will reimburse property owners for sidewalk repair in the amount of the cost of the concrete for all deficient sections of the sidewalk under the conditions of the Sidewalk Repair Policy. For complete details, please see the actual policies attached, and contact the City Office at 620-465-3618 if you still have questions.
Click Here: Sidewalk Regulations 622
Leslie Warden, CMC
City of Haven
P.O. Box 356
Haven, KS 67543
Extraordinary Haven Community Gathering To Support Kolton
What an extraordinary site to see the community come together. Auctioneer V.J. Blubaugh and with help from Ryan Caffrey run up the bids to over $70,000 for Kolton Kincaid. What an overwhelming outpouring of donations and support. Haven community really came together and exceeded their goal of $10,000. The high school gym was packed for the silent and live auction. For the Chili Supper they had over 400 cinnamon rolls and turnovers that were all gone by 6:30. Thanks to everyone!!
“BLUE OUT” for the first home basketball game December 17.
We are having a BLUE OUT for the first home basketball game December 17. Everyone wear your shirt to support Kolton! If you didn’t get a Team K shirt or it hasn’t arrived, you can wear any blue shirt to support Kolton.
Thanks to everyone!
“Cut-a-thon” For Kolton Kincaid
A “cut-a-thon” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec 15 at the Phoenician salon, 1303 N. Main in Hutchinson. The suggested donation is $10. After Dec 1, people can call (620) 669-7200 to schedule appointments, but the salon will try to accommodate walk-ins as well. There will also be a silent auction. http://www.thephoeniciansalon.com/
A fund for Kolton Kincaid has been established at the Hutchinson Credit Union, 103 S. Kansas in Haven. For more information, call the credit union at (620) 465-3842.
Pie Auction To Support Kolton Kincaid
There will be a pie auction during the Dec. 6 basketball game between Pretty Prairie and Haven High Schools in Pretty Prairie. There will be a silent auction, too. Those who want to donate a pie can call the Pretty Prairie High School office at 620-459-6313.