The Warrensburg Police and Fire are uniting to help our neighbors, community and country and pay tribute to those who defend our freedom and safety during the Patriot's Day blood drives Friday, September 12.

On this  National Day of Service and Remembrance, donating blood is a simple – but needed – way to make a lifesaving difference in our community.  The support of the community is necessary to ensure that blood is available when and where it is needed the most.  This is a wonderfully pragmatic way to help people in our area and support those who do and have done so much for us.  It’ll be on Friday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 445 East Gay Street, in the Conference Room.  And, you'll have some fresh Papa Murphy's pizza to snack on after you donate - so thanks to them for helping out the Police and Fire.   I got to speak with Tom Carey about this blood drive, and also about an upcoming opportunity to clear our your medicine cabinet this month - safely.

The Johnson County Juvenile Justice Collaboration, Bi-Lo Country Mart, and the Warrensburg Police Department are hosting a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00  p.m.  at the Bi-Lo Country Mart Lobby, 410 East Young in Warrensburg.  Now is the time to clean out all those old prescriptions and get rid of them safely.  Bring expired or unneeded over the counter medications, any medication from a licensed pharmacist, and veterinary prescriptions that are no longer needed.  Do not bring illicit drugs, sharp objects or needles, radioactive medications or bio-hazardous materials, glass thermometers or other medical devices.  For information, you can call Tom at 660-747-9133.

Donatingly yours,