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Thursday, July 18, 2013 Tri-County News www.tricountynews.rnn Community " UII!UI'I III IN Historic Salem Church to host summer picnic favorite hymns from the past Salem gatherings. All are welcome to join in the afternoon of stories, fellowship, entertainment and hymn singing. The offering will go the Salem Restoration Fund to benefit the continued restoration of the church. After the program, ice cream sundaes will be served. While the church has been closed for more than 45 years, for- mer members and friends have taken the church through a res- toration project. Beginning in 1997, the work on the church has included tuck-pointing the yel- low brick exterior, refinishing the pews, repairing the basement, installation of 2 furnaces, and the repair of the two-story stained Sunday, Aug. 11, the Historic Salem Church in rural Paynes- ville is hosting the annual Salem Fest beginning at 12:30 p.m. with an old-fashioned pot-luck pic- nic. This event has a long-stand- ing tradition with friends and for- mer members gathering to enjoy a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils. Beverages will be pro- vided. At 2 p.m., the afternoon pro- gram will feature special music from the Bethlehem Church Ensemble, led by Brenda Handel-Johnson. The group often plays at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, and they will be playing and singing some Watkins Blood Drive July 24 This is a reminder that the mission), be healthy, and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Donors can give once every 56 days, up to 6 times a year. Dou- ble-red donors can give every 112 days or three times a year. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, here are a few steps to help ensure a good donation experience: Eat iron rich foods to boost your iron level. Get a good night's sleep. Eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Drink extra water and fluids to help replace the volume you will donate. Avoid caffeinated bever- ages. American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at the Watkins Village Hall from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, July24. Callers are scheduling appoint- ments, but more donors are needed. Please encourage a fam- ily member, friend, or neighbor to join you or to consider donat- ing. Of the population that quali- fies to be donors, only about 5 per- cent do so. Blood is something you can give away to save lives and your body replaces it by itself in a short time. In order to donate: Individuals must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental per- Kimball Bloodmobile July 31 today. Barton led the Red Cross for 23 years and, during her ten- ure, the organization conducted its first domestic and overseas disaster relief efforts and aided the United States military during the Spanish- American War. Prior to World War I, the Red Cross implemented it first educa- tional programs, including water safety, First Aid and public health. With the outbreak of war, the orga- nization experienced phenominal growth. The number of local chap- ters jumped from 107 to 3,864, and membership grew to more than 31 million. World War II called upon the Red Cross to provide extensive services once again. More than 104,000 nurses enrolled, and about 3O0,0O0 tons of supplies were shipped over- seas. Upon request by the mili- tary, the Red Cross also initiated glass windows. Funds received each year go the Salem Restora- tion Fund to benefit the continued restoration of the church as it con- tinues to be a "treasure" for visi- tors who come to see the historic church. Directions: The Salem Church is located five miles north of Paynesville on 220 Street. Take Hwy 23 to Stearns County Road #33. North on Hwy #33 about 5 miles to 220 Street. Left on 220 Street, which is a gravel road, for one-half mile. Look for the church steeple. Call (320) 243-4005, or (320) 259-9556, for more information or directions. Bring along a photo ID. If you know your schedule for the day, you can make an appoint- ment by going to www.redcross blood, org, or call Theresia at (320) 764-7251, or Betty at (320) 764-9163. If you cannot schedule prior to the day, just walk in any- time between 1 and 6:45 p.m. You are needed. The need is constant. The grat- ification is instant. Give blood. If you cannot give at this site because of previous commitments, watch your newspaper for other area blood drives. Thank you. a national blood program which eventually expanded to civilians and today supplies about 40 per- cent of the nation's blood. Employees, volunteers, and sup- porters of the Red Cross continue to provide compassionate care in five critical areas: domestic disaster relief; support for members of the military; veterans and their fami- lies; collection, processing and dis- tribution of blood products, health and safety education and training; and international relief and devel- opment. The need for blood is constant. Summer is always a busy time and blood donations are down. If you can possibly find an hour of your time on July 31 to donate blood, please do. You can call JoAnn at (320) 398- 2691 to schedule an appointment. The American Red Cross Blood- mobile will be at Kimball Wednes- day, luly 31. The Bloodmobile is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 261, and will be held at the Kimball Legion Clubrooms from noon to 6 p.m. Please con- sider donating blood for the many who need your help. Here is some history about the Red Cross: Clara Barton was first intro- duced to the global Red Cross net- work when she visited Switzer- land. Inspired, she returned home and campaigned to bring the U.S. into the Red Cross family. Finally, in 1861, Barton and a circle of associates founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. In 1900, the Red Cross received its first congressional charter which set forth the purposes of the orga- nization and remains in effect PAHCS to affiliate with CentraCare Health ingly complex health care environ- ment," said Dennis Miley, PAHCS chief executive officer. "This will be a defining year as we focus on how to meet the challenges facing us as a small, rural health care provider in an environment of state and national health care reform." Challenges include: undefined health care reform, decreasing reimbursements., in(reasing cap- ital costs, rapidly exolving medi- cal technology and expensive new mandates such as electronic med- ical records. "CCH is proud to partner with the Paynesville Area Health Care System," said Terry Pladson, MD, CentraCare's chief executive officer. "We are particular about the char- acter of the partners we choose. PAHCS is a good fit with rur vision of being the leader in Minnesota for quality, safety, service and value - and a good fit with our mission of working to improve the health of every patient, every day." PAHCS sees CCH as an ideal partner because of shared values, existing clinical relationships and easy access to specialty services. CCH also will enhance PAHCS' ability to recruit and retain physi- cians and other key personnel. "The board's top priority is sus- taining a viable health care system in the communities we serve and maintaining the quality of care we provide," said Bob Brauchler, chair of the PAHCS Board of Directors. 'ffiliating with CCH ensures that we can achieve our goals." "We welcome PAHCS to the CentraCare family," said Jim Davis, CentraCare's vice president - cor- porate services. "We have a strong history of working with regional communities to maintain high- quality health care services for their residents. We are committed to providing exceptional quality care with compassion in Belgrade, Cold Spring, EdenValley, PaynesviUe and Richmond, just as we are with our affiliates in Melrose, Long Prairie, Sauk Centre and Monticello." The Paynesville Area Health Care System (PAHCS) Board of Directors voted Wednesday evening, June 26, to affiliate with CentraCare Health (CCH) Under the affiliation agreement with CentraCare Health (CCH), a new private, non-profit limited lia- bility corporation - CentraCare Health - Paynesville, will lease the PAHCS facilities. CCH has agreed to make substan- tial capital investments, including the installation of its electronic med- ical record system; purchase of a new MRI machine, purchase of a new ambulance, and to begin remodel- ing the Koronis Manor lobby and day room within six months. CentraCare Health will engage consultants to conduct a commtmity needs assess- ment and master facility plan, and will determine whether it is finan- cially feasible to renovate the hospi- tal and clinic in Paynesville or build a new facility. 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