LPN Weekly - 3/1/15

LPN Sponsoring Panora Community Blood Drive

The Lake Panorama National Resort is sponsoring a Panora Community blood drive on Tuesday, March 17. The LifeServe Blood Center will be managing blood donations that day in its Bloodmobile, which will be parked at the LPN maintenance shed. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds, be in generally good health, and at least 16 years of age. Sixteen and 17-year-olds must have a signed parental/guardian permission form. Donors are encouraged to eat a good meal before donating, and to drink plenty of fluids both before and after. Donors will need to show a photo ID at check-in.

How much does a blood donation help someone in need? A cancer patient often requires up to eight platelet units each week. Burn victims may need up to 20 plasma units. Premature infants may need up to five units. Someone going through heart surgery may need up to six red blood cell units, plus six platelet units. Donation hours on March 17 will be 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling Sandy Lowe at 641-757-0451.

Brokers International Iowa Open at the LPN August 13-16

Planning is underway for the 2015 Brokers International Iowa Open at the LPN. The pro-am will be Thursday, August 13, and will be open to the first 36 four-person teams. The three-day Iowa Open begins Friday, August 14, and again offers a $25,000 purse to the top professional. This is the sixth year Brokers International has been the lead sponsor for the tournament. LeRoy Oxley was tournament director the first five years, and announced his retirement at the end of the 2014 tournament. Gary Soreide has been named tournament director for 2015, and is assembling a committee to assist him. Volunteers and sponsors are being sought, so if you're ready to help, contact Gary at gsoreide@netins.net or 515-240-4272.

Friday Night Fish and Shrimp Buffet

A Friday night fish and shrimp Lenten special is being offered weekly at The Links until Easter. Besides the fish and shrimp, the Friday night buffet includes dinner rolls, a salad bar, red potatoes and a dessert. The cost is $12.95, plus tax and gratuity. Come to The Links this Friday night, and enjoy!

March Madness Specials at The Links

Midweek specials are continuing at The Links each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the end of March. These March Madness specials are dishes not currently on The Links menu. This Tuesday's home-cookin' special is chicken fried steak. Wednesday's South of the Border special is beef enchiladas, plus chips and salsa, Spanish rice and refried beans. Spaghetti, plus breadsticks and a tossed salad, is Thursday's That's Italian special. These specials are available for both lunch and dinner for the great price of $9.95 plus tax and tip.

Eat Lunch, Enter to Win!

Congratulations to Scott Calmer, last week's winner in the 12-week Lunch Bunch promotion. Each weekday you have lunch at The Links, you earn one entry into that week's drawing. Weekly drawings are held on Fridays, with the lucky winner earning a free lunch. Make plans to enjoy lunch at The Links this week, you may be the next winner!