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2/13/2014

Bone Marrow Drive tonight

Bone Marrow Drive tonight

Those attending the Greeley County Jackrabbits Homecoming game tonight against Deerfield have a chance to honor local basketball coach Eric Arnold by signing up for the world's largest blood marrow donation center, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS.

Arnold, 47, was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia on Jan. 13. The junior high girl's basketball coach is undergoing treatment in a Wichita hospital and will undergo a blood marrow transplant soon. The longtime Greeley County resident likely will have a donor match by the time new donors are processed into the registry, but each additional donor helps others.

The bone marrow registry drive will be from about 4 to 7 p.m. MST at Greeley County Schools, 400 W. Lawrence in Tribune during the high school basketball games. Contact Angel Brandl at (620) 376-8592 to sign up for the registry if you cannot attend the games.

Let's talk about literature Saturday

The Kansas Humanities Council's Talk About Literature in Kansas program is 11 a.m. Saturday at Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St.

Martha Ortiz Sanchez, who teaches ethnic studies at Wichita State University, will lead a discussion of "Breath, Eyes, Memory" by Edwidge Danticat. The book is about a young girl who moves from rural Haiti to New York. Call the library at 272-3680 for details.

Get your pink on this Saturday night

The Garden City Community College basketball teams are facing off against Cloud County Community College in Saturday night's annual "Pink Out" game in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. The annual event raises awareness and money to fight breast cancer.

The women's game tips off at 5:30 p.m., and the men start at 7:30. A check will be presented during the women's halftime to St. Catherine Hospital Breast Center for money raised by 'PINK OUT' T-shirt sales, and area cancer survivors will be recognized during the men's halftime.

Contact Raechal Martin at 276-0422 to participate in the survivor ceremony or purchase more T-shirts.

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