Last week, we talked about how our radio stations would be working with the American Red Cross and the State Fair Community College on a big blood drive. Well, now it's coming up this Friday,Oct. 11, and we're all excited over here.

I guess now it's time for Sedalia and our surrounding communities to put up or shut up, really. The Red Cross needs our blood, and now is the time. Sedalia has always been very generous when it comes to people in need, whether it be off in Japan, Oklahoma or Syria, and now we have to help our own. This blood drive is to help people in our area.

This time, we're doing it for our neighbors.  We're doing it for the lady in the back at church who's had two months of chemo treatments. We're doing it for the kindergartner at our day care who has to have surgery.  We're doing it for the guy at the grocery store whose motorcycle got away from him.  This time, we're doing it for us.  Here's my talk with Craig Jackson about the details.

The blood drive will be held on Friday, Oct.11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center, 3201 West 16th St. in Sedalia. We'll be out there for a live broadcast, and you know that means: prizes! Don't worry, we're not above bribing you.

To make an appointment, visit and use the sponsor code "KSISKSDLKXKX" or you call 1-800-733-2767.