McGehee hosts blood drive, fish fry

Photo by Sharon Cantrell
First-time donor -- Heather McKinzie, UAM Monticello nursing student, responded to the ARC’s blood supply shortage by donating for her first time.
Sharon Cantrell
UAM College of Technology-McGehee

   UAM College of Technology-McGehee students, faculty, staff and community participated in the American Red Cross annual blood drive on March 23. A total of 28 attempts to donate blood collected 23 good pints of blood. As a result, a total of 69 lives will be saved (one pint of blood saves three lives). Pizza Inn of McGehee provided pizza to all donors.

Fish fry helps scholarship fund

   The 10th annual Agriculture Technology programs' Fish Fry and Auction to benefit the Jimmy Lee Buford Memorial Scholarship fund was held March 3. Supporters enjoyed a delicious catfish dinner prepared by Leon Lloyd, Bob Kizer, Ronald Lloyd, Aldo Cingolani, Steve White and Doyle Manis. Judge Mark McElroy,  J.D. “Doc” Bilberry and F. H. Gill, assisted by J. W. Lehman, served as auctioneers for the fund-rasier.

    Agricultural apprenticeship students are eligible to receive full tuition scholarships to UAM. Randy Cox of McGehee, and Justin and Robert Johnson of Dumas are currently attending UAM on Jimmy Lee Buford Scholarships paid with  proceeds of the 2004 Fish Fry and Auction.

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