Blood drives

American Red Cross blood drive: 1-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at the Illinois Valley chapter American Red Cross, 1530 Fourth St., Peru (815) 223-0922; Walk-ins accepted.

Blood drive donors of Oct. 19: Thomas Manning, 18 gallons, Arlette Martin, 6, Mark Fleming, 1; volunteers: Denise Sabotta, Rita Quesse, Elaine Becker, Pat Trench; recruiters:, Esther Sparks, Sarah Bierbrodt; sponsor: St. John's Lutheran Church, Peru; 40 units collected.

L-P blood drive: beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30; La Salle-Peru Township High School east gym; sponsored by Wellness Committee and Key Club; open to the public and family members of staff/students; sign up with L-P SAP coordinator Stacey Andrews at (815) 223-1721 Ext. 745.

Flu Clinics

Bureau County Health Department flu clinics: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, Ohio Methodist Church; 10:30-11:30 a.m., LaMoille Methodist Church;

- 8-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, Prouty Building, Princeton;

- 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Zearing Enrichment Center, Princeton.

IVCH flu clinics: n 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at Hy-Vee, Peru; sponsored by Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Pneumonia vaccine available with physician's order. 18 or older to receive flu or pneumonia vaccine; $35.

H1N1 flu clinic: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27; Midland High School, Varna: sponsored by Marshall County Health Department; restricted to pregnant women, household contacts of infants under 6 months, children and young adults 6 months of age through 24 years of age and residents with chronic health care conditions: www.marshallcountyhealth.org.

Health Briefs

Conversations on Diabetes: 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26; Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center meeting room 4; On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes; Registration required (815) 431-5372.

BLS for Healthcare Providers: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26; Ottawa Regional meeting room 1; American Heart Association training in CPR, rescue breathing, choking, AED. Registration required (815) 431-5441.

Medication review: 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 27; St. Margaret's Hospital DeAngelo Resource Room, Spring Valley; bring prescription and OTC medications tp pharmacists; free; (815) 664-1613 or (815) 223-5346 Ext. 1613.

Illinois Valley chapter American Red Cross First Aid Training: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28; Illinois Valley chapter office downtown Peru; $25; Peggy Burash (815) 223-0922.

First aid: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28; Ottawa Regional meeting room 1; basic skills needed to provide emergency care; registration required (815) 431-5441.

Prepared Siblings class: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, IVCH conference room A; young children of expectant parents; free; register at (815) 780-3337.

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