United Blood Services will be at Stoudt Ross Ford in Valley City for a blood drive today and tomorrow (Dec. 22, 23).
The two-day push will run from 11:30 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.
UBS worker Rachel Jipson said early Thursday afternoon that the turnout had been good so far.
"We are always looking for people to give," she said. "We've got lots of open spots."
The Litchville-Marion/Montpelier basketball teams had mixed success in Tuesdayâ€™s games at Ellendale.
On one hand, the girls struggled to score and lost 65-28, but on the other, the boys picked up their second win of the year.
In the girls game, the Rebels were hurt by a bad first half in which they were outscored 39-7.
Ellendale led 20-2 after the first quarter and then scored 19 more in the second.
LMM had scored 21 points in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter.
Tasha Piehl and Tanys Ulmer led LMM with six points each and Brenna Rodin had five, including a 3-pointer.