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Knights of Columbus helps fund Ultrasound machine for Pregnancy Center

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A new Ultrasound machine has recently been purchased and deployed at the Southwest Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center in Arkadelphia. The machine is portable and state-of-the-art. It will be used as an additional resource to assist in the care for clients of the pregnancy center. 

The purchase was made possible through the fundraising of the local Knights of Columbus 6942 of Arkadelphia and matching funds from the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus located in New Haven, Ct. Bishop Anthony Taylor from the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock was present on January 23 to meet the teammates and Knights at the center and to bestow his blessings on the new device. Bishop Taylor also took time to visit with the center personnel and tour the center’s facility.  

The Knights of Columbus has placed over 1,500 ultrasound machines to pregnancy centers across the United States and 19 machines across the state of Arkansas. Several people attended the event: Gayla Parker, Executive Director of the resource center, Alan Hallman, Worth State Deputy of the Arkansas State Council of the Knights of Columbus, and Jeff Bakle, Worthy Grand Knight of the Pope John XXIII Council 6942 in Arkadelphia.

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