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In brief: Blood donors may win vacation

COEUR D’ALENE/SPOKANE COUNTY – The Inland Northwest Blood Center is holding its Holiday Heroes blood drive through Jan. 3. INBC often has fewer donors during the holidays and school vacations. Moreover, there is an increasing need for blood because of accidents in travel and hazardous weather. The combination makes it difficult for blood centers to keep an adequate supply.

As an incentive, INBC is offering an opportunity for donors to win a vacation package, along with a travel voucher. Vacation packages include trips to Hawaii; Otter Rock, Ore.; Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Spain; Chandler, Ariz.; Branson, Mo.; and Acapulco, Mexico.

INBC locations include the Spokane Headquarters, 210 W. Cataldo Ave.; the Spokane Valley Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; the Coeur d’Alene Center, 1341 Northwood Center Court; and the Lewiston Center, 1213 21st St.

To make an appointment or for more information, call (800) 423-0151 or find a listing of mobile blood drives at www.inbcsaves.org.

Instructor honored by Soroptimists

COEUR D’ALENE – North Idaho College communications instructor Mikki Stevens was recently honored with a Women of Distinction Award in the arts and culture category by Soroptimist International of Coeur d’Alene.

Stevens was recognized for her role as a founding member of the world-famous performing group the Red Hot Mamas 17 years ago. Since then, the Red Hot Mamas have performed at two presidential inaugural parades and dozens of other local, national and international parades.

Stevens was among eight other women who received awards at the 28th annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony, held in November.



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