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Local news briefs for June 22

Gresham Lions play host to 26th annual golf tournament

The Gresham Breakfast Lions Club is hosting its 26th annual golf tournament Sunday, July 10, at Gresham Golf Course, 2155 N.E. Division St.

All proceeds will be used for club sponsorship of local activities such as scholarships, Christmas families and mobile health screening and to further the work of the Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation. The club provides more than $20,000 annually for such activities, including thousands of dollars for college scholarships.

Tournament check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. and includes a scramble format with long drive, putting and other contests. The entry fee of $90 per person includes a golf cart, 18 holes of golf, free range balls, free beer and soda on the course, door prizes and a barbecue dinner. Tee-box sponsorships are available for $75 (2 for $100).

For more information, call Joe Davis at 503-464-7888.

Blood type O negative donations needed

The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels. Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. Type O negative donors are needed now to help prevent the type O negative blood supply from declining further.

While all blood types are needed during the summer months, the Red Cross urges eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood types to make keep appointments in the upcoming days to help restore the blood supply.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

Eligible blood donors are asked to please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive and to make an appointment.