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Local blood stays local

Editor:
A front page article about the prizes people may receive after donating blood to the Red Cross made no mention of the fact that all the hospitals in the Shenandoah Valley receive their blood from the Virginia Blood Services, not the Red Cross. It is very difficult to get the word out that donating blood to the Virginia Blood Services drives will go to the local community.

Woodstock Presbyterian Church will have a blood drive for Virginia Blood Services on Tuesday, June 12, from noon to 6 p.m. Please help spread the word.

Margaret Nelson, Woodstock

Vote for George Allen

Editor:

I would like to encourage all Warren County Citizens to come out and vote for George Allen in the June 12th Republican primary.

You may only have a casual interest in politics, but this goes way beyond politics. Just look back to 1994, when George Allen became governor. At that time we had experienced a decade-long decline in local capital investment, our schools were falling into disrepair, you had to leave town to do 80 percent of your shopping. We also had double digit unemployment, and very few local private sector jobs with health insurance and a 401K.
I had the pleasure to serve on the Economic Development Authority for twelve years, beginning in 1994. The timing could not have been better! When we appealed to Gov. Allen for assistance in landing large employers looking for mid-Atlantic locations, George did not look at Warren County as a politician would, seeing one of the states smaller voting blocks. No! George looked at Warren County as an opportunity to serve and make a difference!

Gov. Allen actually went with us out to meet face to face with the CEO's in their home states.

All one has to do is ride north on 522 to see what a difference that has made! Then ride around the new shopping centers, parks and schools. How often have you seen our current senators in Warren County? When George was in the Senate, he took every opportunity to visit Front Royal.

George Allen has always been there for Warren County. Please make it a TOP PRIORITY to come out and vote for George Allen on June 12!

Bill Barnett, Bentonville




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