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Lady Tigers to Pink Out Bill Vining Arena

Lady Tigers to Pink Out Bill Vining Arena

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – Ouachita Baptist will be having a Pink Out game tonight.

The University Alumni Facebook page said Lady Tiger Basketball will host the Pink Out game in honor of Joan Crowder, wife of Lady Tigers Coach Gary Crowder.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Clark County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Clark County in January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Clark County:

5K fundraiser raises more than $5K for Camden boy

5K fundraiser raises more than $5K for Camden boy

CAMDEN, Ark. (SAU) - Hayden Cain Minor, 9, of Camden, and his step-father, Paul Pharr, cheered on runners in Friday nights “Kicking Up Hope for Hayden” 5K, hosted at Southern Arkansas University by the SAU Social Work Education Leadership (SWEL) Club.

SWEL’s efforts almost doubled their goal of raising $3,000 with a whopping $5,200 to go toward a wheelchair-accessible bathroom for Hayden’s home.

Hayden underwent brain surgery when he was only one week old, and is currently battling Holoprosencephaly, Quad Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Ensephelacele of the brain. These conditions limit his physical mobility to a wheelchair, but they have not hindered his spirit or his will to fight and survive.

SAU is committed to community involvement, and the University been recognized for the past five years by the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service. SAU was the only University in Arkansas to earn a spot on the coveted President’s Honor Roll with Distinction in 2012.

Benefit event raises $1k in memory of Jacob Shepherd

Mom: "[Jacob] touched a lot of lives: friends, family, classmates and teachers, so that they are so supportive of this meant a lot to us."

It takes all blood types to help save lives

It takes all blood types to help save lives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the 2 percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage.

Those with O negative, A negative and B negative are especially urged to donate, as their blood types are often in high demand because they can potentially be transfused to both Rh negative and positive patients. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to any patient.

Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in donations during the summer, but patients don’t get a break from needing blood. Visit the Summer of Stories campaign website, redcrossblood.org/summer, to make an appointment to donate, then share why you give blood and watch videos about people whose lives have been touched by donors.

Arkansas Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic

Arkansas Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic

Uninsured and low-income Arkansans suffering pain and discomfort from poor oral health will find needed relief at the seventh annual Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) on May 31 - June 1 at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Hundreds of dental volunteers from across the state will provide free basic dental care to adults and children of all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:00 a.m. each day for cleanings, fillings and extractions. No income or eligibility requirements are necessary.

Since ArMOM started in 2007, over 10,500 patients have been treated in only twelve total clinic days. The number of procedures performed is staggering. With approximately 20,328 extractions of bad teeth and 8,782 fillings and other restorations, ArMOM has donated an estimated $5.4 million worth of free dental care to patients who might otherwise have no hope of receiving care.

Free dental services available at HSU May 31-June 1

Free dental services available at HSU May 31-June 1

The Arkansas Mission of Mercy will provide free dental services on May 31-June 1 at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Dental cleanings, fillings and extractions will be provided to children and adults of all ages. The clinic opens at 6:00 AM, and patients will be served on a first come, first served basis.

For more information call 1-800-501-2732 or visit www.arkansasmissionofmercy.org. If you need dental care to help your pain, please join us at the Arkansas Mission of Mercy. Come early to make sure you get a slot, and leave happy and pain free.