Editorial: Tribune Thumbs

Published 12:50 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

To Albert Lea United Methodist Church’s effort for Hurricane Harvey victims.

When a disaster strikes, it’s common for people to want to give. But even if you have good intentions, sometimes your donations can end up being more trouble than they’re worth for the recipient.

Thanks to Albert Lea United Methodist Church, who is working directly with United Methodist Church Committee on Relief to collect cleaning kits for people in need. The kits are known to be helpful in the cleanup after disasters and include items such as laundry detergent, sponges, household cleaner, trash bags and work gloves, to name a few items. All of the items are packed into a bucket.

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The Albert Lea church hopes to collect 100 cleaning kits, which will be distributed through UMCOR.

If you were looking to give, this appears to be a great opportunity.

To the announcement that Mayo Clinic Health System in LeRoy will discontinue clinic services next month.

Mayo Clinic Health System announced Thursday it will end clinic services at the LeRoy clinic effective Oct. 2, though the pharmacy will remain open, according to a press release.

The clinic had been open two days a week.

Mayo cited a “severe” staffing shortage and low patient numbers as the reasons for the clinic closure.

We hope the affected patients will be able to work closely with another clinic location in Adams or Austin for their care.

To Northwood’s Founders Day celebration.

There are many activities planned in Northwood this weekend for the 14th annual Founders Day celebration.

Whether you enjoy car shows, volleyball, a 5K or other entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

If people are looking for something to do this weekend, we encourage people to check it out. There will be lots of fun prizes and activities for the children as well.

To the Kids Safety First Day.

The Women of the Moose Lodge of Albert Lea were
slated to host a Kids Safety First Day today from noon to 4 p.m. at Frank Hall Park.

The event was expected to cover important issues such as bicycle safety, first aid and the importance of having a good quality photo and descriptive information on hand in the event a child is missing.

Thanks to all who helped plan this event, and we hope the community comes out to take advantage of this fun, yet educational event.

Free first aid kits were slated to be handed out, according to the event flier.