Fire causes major damage to Royal Theater
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:57
Ainsworth firemen, assisted by firemen and units from Long Pine, Raven and Bassett, were called out about 3 a.m. today after someone passing by on Second Street in Ainsworth noticed smoke coming from the Royal Theater. The fire caused extensive damage to the front lobby area and projector room. The fire also burned through the upstairs portion into the roof. Flames were also coming out of the front of the building. The entire structure suffered smoke and water damage. The recently installed new theater seats were not destroyed but may or may not be able to used again. In addition to the theater, heavy smoke damage was sustained in adjoining businesses including the offices and studios of KBRB Radio Station, Mundhenke Agency and Ainsworth Motors. The exact cause of the fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall and the theater's insurance company. The theater is operated by volunteers.
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Upcoming blood donation opportunity November 6th
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:17
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood supply.
Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.
Donors may also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS or locally, call Jeanie Cozad at 402-376-4715 to make an appointment.
Upcoming blood donation opportunity in Valentine:
Nov. 6: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall, 400 W. 5th St.