Blood drive scheduled for Thursday


The Iola High School student council will sponsor a blood drive in honor of Zach Gustavus and Easton Evans. This will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Annex building in Iola High School. The blood donated in this drive goes to all patients in honor of Zach and Easton, two remarkable people we know and love.

Please spread the word with your Iola friends, family and neighbors. Zach and Easton, students in the Iola district, were injured this past fall in separate ATV accidents and life-flighted to hospitals. Their medical treatment included blood transfusions. The families are very grateful for your Commit for Life donation in their honor for all patients.

•Thank you to everyone who came out to the coon hunt last weekend, whether it was to buy a plate or to participate. The food was delicious as always. The Iola FFA appreciates the support and the proceeds went to FFA scholarships.

•With winter here along comes many viruses and sickness. If your child has been or is currently sick please keep them home. The rule is 24 hours fever-free. The school has taken extra precautions of spraying disinfectants several times a day but they need your help to keep all the students and staff healthy.

•Thank you to the Iola Elementary PTO for once again hosting the roller skating week for grades 2 through 5. This is always an exciting and fun event for the kids and PTO.

•Congratulations to Iola ISD for receiving The Perkins Reserve Grant. Iola ISD submitted an application for this new competitive grant opportunity from TEA and we were selected. They will be using the $73,800 to update the welding program with new equipment and help support the expansion of the technical dual credit partnership with Blinn College.

•Junior varsity and varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball will face off in Somerville on Jan. 21 with games beginning at 4 p.m.

Junior varsity and varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball will play in Burton on Jan. 23 beginning at 4 p.m.

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