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Duck-calling champion visits D.C.

Shelby Free, three-time world duck-calling champion, visits 4th District U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, at Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Free, a Stuttgart native, was a guest of Ducks Unlimited, which participated in a Wildlife Expo on Capitol Hill. She showed off her skills to members of Congress and their staffs. First District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, was among congressmen who came to meet Free and gave her a warm welcome. (Special to The Commercial)

Board selects UAM professor

Marie Jenkins from the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been re-elected for a third term to the board of directors of the Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as the southeast representative.