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February 23, 2023

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Page 16 - Rutherford Weekly 828-248-1408 Thursday, February 23-March 1, 2023 Prevent a blood shortage – donate in Feb. Warm up with chance at trip to Florida + $10 Gift Card for coming to give blood 6 DAY FORECAST RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S For Up To The Minute Rutherford County Weather Go To 63 37 TUES FEB. 28 AM SHOWERS THUR FEB. 23 67 46 FRI FEB. 24 SAT FEB. 25 54 49 SUN FEB. 26 67 44 66 51 MON FEB. 27 PARTLY CLOUDY MOSTLY CLOUDY MOSTLY CLOUDY SHOWERS MOSTLY CLOUDY 82 57 ©Community First Media Community First Media www.duffi www.duffi 828-245-5116 828-245-5116 LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 50 YEARS LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 50 YEARS SUPPLIES EQUIPMENT SERVICE PRINTED MATERIALS 671 Oak St., Forest City, NC 28043 BUY LOCAL • SAVE YOUR HARD EARNED DOLL ARS! BUY LOCAL • SAVE YOUR HARD EARNED DOLL ARS! Black & White & Color Copies Many Sizes Low Cost Per Copy CALL US BEFORE YOU BUY ANYWHERE ELSE CALL US BEFORE YOU BUY ANYWHERE ELSE Mayra Littman Advertising Representative 704-472-7892 RUTHERFORD WEEKLY IS HERE FOR YOU! STRIVING TO HELP ALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED! If you're not sure what to do or how to advertise, give me a call or e-mail. Let's make an appointment and discuss ways we can help! 157 West Main Street, Forest City 828.248.1408 Digital & Print Ads Much More....Call TODAY! Spring is close, February often brings unpredictable winter weather that can cause blood drive cancellations and make it diffi cult for donors to make it to appointments. As the American Red Cross continues to monitor seasonal challenges that could impact the blood supply, donors are urged to make and keep appointments to help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types – particularly type O blood donors, the most needed blood group by hospitals – are needed daily to meet demand. In thanks for helping keep hospital shelves stocked, all who come to give in February will get a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. Those who come to donate this month will also automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Clearwater Beach, Florida. Details are available at heart. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Rutherford County: • Friday, February 24, 10AM-3PM First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall 246 N. Main St., Rutherfordton How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on Alexa to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identifi cation are required. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most 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. Article Provided By: Gail Barksdale The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division urges the public to call 1-800- 232-0144 to report a problem or emergency at any railroad crossing throughout the state. Transportation offi cials are reminding people to stay off railroad property because it is illegal and dangerous. "Railroad property and tracks are for trains and are not for walking, jogging or any form of trespassing," said Jason Orthner, director for the N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division. "This time of year, students are also taking senior and prom pictures. We strongly urge photographers to not trespass on railroad property." NCDOT's Rail Division also urges people to follow these tips: • Pedestrians should always cross the railroad at safe, legal crossings such as bridges, underpasses, and railroad crossings with signage. • Never walk or jog on railroad property or along a railroad track. Railroads are private property and are not walking paths. • Never stop your vehicle on railroad tracks at a crossing; make sure you have room for your vehicle before proceeding across. • If there is an emergency at a railroad crossing, call the number on the blue sign at the crossing. This is the fastest way to alert offi cials who manage the railroad. The division's BeRailSafe program provides important rail safety information to the public, schools, law enforcement and fi rst responders. Please visit for more information. NCDOT Urges Safety Around Railroad Tracks Article Provided By: ncdot

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