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Red Cross urges blood donations

The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer. Giving blood will help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Blood donation opportunities include:

UAM social work program receives award

Andre Lewis, right, director of the social work program and assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and Marie Jenkins, assistant professor of social work and field education director, accept an award at the National Association of Social Workers’ state conference at North Little Rock. UAM social work students and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences were honored for winning a statewide competition for the largest increase in NASW membership. (Special to The Commercial)

Cakes for Moms

The first-grade classes at Ridgway Christian School partnered with Brookshire’s grocery store on Camden Road to make Mother’s Day cakes. Store representatives came to the school to help first-graders decorate special cakes for their moms. (Special to The Commercial)