Community Blood Center awards Top Organization

Local volunteer Evie Church, left, accepted the Community Blood Center's Top Organization of the Year award Wednesday from Betty Tinker, right. Maryville outdid all other communities in the area by collecting 783 units of blood last year. The next local blood drive will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St. Donors will have a chance to receive two free tickets to a Royals game, a free Royals T-shirt or a $5 gift card to the online MLB store. To book an appointment, visit and enter the group code: BL. For more information call 800-688-0900.