NASCAR fuels blood drives

NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport in the United States with 75 million loyal fans. Many of those fans are dedicated American Red Cross blood donors.

For the fourth year in a row, the Red Cross is gearing up for a new season of Red Cross Racing, an online donor rewards program designed to reward our loyal blood donors and encourage increased participation.

Red Cross Racing members get points for giving blood and/or platelets and recruiting other blood donors. Points can be exchanged for prizes such as limited edition die-cast cars and other exciting merchandise. Blood donors can also support our troops and their families through Red Cross Racing by donating their Donor Rewards points back to the Red Cross. In 2010, our members donated more than $100,000 to the Red Cross Service to the armed forces which provides items like phone cards and comfort kits to our military families. We have a variety of exciting events throughout the year and lots of ways to get involved. Red Cross Racing is lucky to have great sponsors, like 3M and Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle, who supports the team and is a regular blood donor through the Red Cross. Now is a great time to give blood, get points and win big with Red Cross Racing! Check out redcrossracing.com to join the race where everyone wins.

Schedule your life-saving appointment at the Scott City Community Blood Drive on Thursday, April 28, from noon to 6 p.m., located at the William Carpenter Building, 606 N. Fairground Road. Homemade chicken and noodle soup will be served by Masonic Anthem Lodge No. 284.

Call 1-800-REDCROSS or go visit redcrossblood.org.

SAVANNAH HORNUNG,

Garden City

Hornung is the donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross Central Plains Blood Services Region.

Cessna would make positive difference

I'm writing this letter to urge you to join me in voting for Roy Cessna for a position on the Garden City Commission on April 5. He is a dedicated husband and father of two sons. He is an active member of the community and has worked on a number of community organizations to make a positive difference in the community. I've known Roy for close to 20 years and he will work hard to make common-sense decisions for the future of our community. Please join me in supporting and voting for Roy Cessna for City Commission.

ANITA GOTTSPONER,

Garden City

Cessna's experience would be beneficial

I would ask that you seriously consider electing Roy Cessna a City Commissioner. Roy would bring a fresh and youthful approach to the Commission. His commitment to the improvement of this community is self-evident by his varied roles in the community. His attitude, openness, knowledge and community service experience would benefit not only the city as a whole, but each of us individually. On April 5, I'm going to the polls and cast a vote for Roy Cessna.

ED BANNING,

Garden City

Make Murray choice for commissioner

The Why Not Club membership picks Roger Murray as their new candidate. Roger is very articulate and knowledgeable about what it takes to create a sound and solid community. We realize that all these other candidates have from good to very good experience and solid beliefs that would apply to any city or other positions.

LEE MESSENGER,

Garden City

Messenger is manager of the Why Not Club.