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Voices of Deliverance sets fundraiser

Voices of Deliverance gospel group will host a fund-raising dinner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at 4717 W. Short Third Ave. Meals will cost $6 and include grilled pork chops, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cake and drink.

Parents as Teachers to meet

The Parents as Teachers Group Connection will meet at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. The topic will be “Gift AR 529 College Investment Plans.”

Moody Academic Achievement awards

Moody Elementary School at White Hall recognizes students who received the Presidential Award of Academic Achievement recently. The criteria for this award is a 3.5 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are first row from left, Jazmine Nguyen, Taylor Storz, Christopher Bolanos, Noah Terry; second row from left, Romelo Bell, Kasey Horn, Cade Harp, Gavin Lockhart and Kaly McClain. Special to The Commercial

Moody Educational Excellence awards

Moody Elementary School at White Hall honors students who received the Presidential Award of Educational Excellence recently. The criteria for this award includes a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and high achievement on state tests. Honorees were: first row from left, Aiden Castleberry, Kathryn Brewer, Ashlyn Turner, Parker Wiley, Matthew Nguyen, Landon Morris, Abigail Deaton; second row from left, Will Colclasure, Kacee Chapmon, Faith Lites, Charis Xiong, Ryan Ursery, Jacob Pham; third row from left, Diamond Hunt, Eddie Ashcraft, Alyssa Amerson, Elana Weatherford, Aidan Stowell, Ashlyn Price, Gus Murdock and not pictured, Owen Lord. Special to The Commercial

UA research to zoom in on tiny mites

FAYETTEVILLE – Mites, the small creatures that are sometimes felt more than seen, are about to get a closer look so scientists can get a better idea of their role in the environment. A $775,765 grant from the National Science Foundation will support three years of research led by entomologists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.