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VOL. 115 | NO. 4 | Friday, January 5, 2001

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Back Yards Burgers is working with Lifeblood to encourage blood donations during January Back Yards Burgers is working with Lifeblood to encourage blood donations during January. Every person who tries to donate will receive a coupon good for one free sandwich of their choice, excluding double meat burgers. Lifeblood remains on urgent appeal with a critical need for O positive, O negative and B positive blood. Call 522-8585 or visit www.lifeblood.org, to find the nearest donation center. Throughout the fall and winter, citizens in the Mid-South have been severely affected by a rash of fires. Since October, the Mid-South Chapter of the Red Cross has assisted 159 families with emergency needs resulting from home or apartment fires. More than 700 individuals in the Mid-South have received emergency assistance from the organization. Because of the large number of fires and the resources it takes to assist victims, the American Red Cross is seeking financial contributions. Dollars contributed to this fund will assist victims in a seven-county area. Contributions are tax-deductible and should be mailed to the American Red Cross, 1400 Central Ave., Memphis, Tenn., 38104. On Monday, the Missoula Childrens Theatre and the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center will hold auditions at 4 p.m. for a play to be performed at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The auditions will be open to all children in kindergarten through 12th grades. All interested participants must stay for the entire two hours of the audition. The Missoula Childrens Theatre team will cast 50 to 60 local students to perform in the production. Rehearsals begin about 30 minutes after the end of the audition. Rehearsals continue throughout the week, the schedule including two two-hour sessions of rehearsal each day. Roles are available to students of all ages and no previous experience is required. The final production is a musical adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Tickets for the Jan. 13 performances are $5. The program is sponsored by the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Youth Talent Competition. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital recently was accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, scoring 98 out of a possible 100 points on the accreditation survey. The three-day accreditation survey involved hundreds of St. Jude employees, patients and families.

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