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‘Child prodigies’ delight Mass-goers with classical violins

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 27, 2016   

MOUNTAIN HOME — Ethan Sexauer is particular about just what style of music he likes to play on his violin. Baroque is his favorite and if it’s slow, forget it — “I’m not a fan of tortoise speeds,” he said. “I... More 

Rebecca Roebuck: Let it all out

Published: August 26, 2016   

Rebecca Roebuck, 21, a member of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith, is beginning her senior year at Oklahoma State University studying strategic communications and minoring in Spanish. As a high school student, she attended several Catholic Heart... More 

Mariana Rivera: Spirit of a missionary

Published: August 26, 2016   

As a child, all Mariana Rivera wanted to do was make a “difference in the world, make people smile, make people happy.” This month, she’ll do just that, beginning her 10-month missionary work at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,... More 

Adam Koehler: Hog wild for the faith

Published: August 26, 2016   

When rooting for the Razorbacks is your passion, then working on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is where passion meets purpose. Since July 2015, Adam Koehler, a UA graduate, has been serving in campus ministry at St. Thomas... More 

MaryClaire Guanzon: Singing his praises

Published: August 26, 2016   

When MaryClaire Guanzon was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare blood vessel disease that threatened her life while on vacation in her family’s native Philippines. After she survived, her parents began bringing her to daily Mass on Wednesdays... More 

Melissa Gramlich: Fostering young faith

Published: August 26, 2016   

After attending Catholic schools in Dallas, Melissa Gramlich knew that if she pursued teaching after earning her master’s degree, it would be in a Catholic school. Despite the “are you crazy” looks from fellow student teachers, salary... More 

Josue Rangel: Overcoming fear to help others

Published: August 26, 2016   

As a volunteer in Hispanic ministries through St. Anne Church in Berryville, Josue Rangel shows people how to overcome their fears over expressing their faith openly. He’s particularly good at it, largely because he knows exactly how they feel. “Whenever... More 

Kasen Goodwin: Count on me

Published: August 26, 2016   

Kasen Goodwin, who works as an environmental services tech at Christus St. Michael Health System, thinks of St. Edward Church in Texarkana as his second home. “I have attended St. Edward since I was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1995,” he said.... More 

Hannah Price and Marc Gates: Engaged in the faith

Published: August 26, 2016   

The fact that Jacksonville natives Hannah Price, 25, and Marc Gates, 26, grew up to become husband and wife isn’t particularly surprising. The couple, who will marry Sept. 24, have known each other most of their lives, growing up in the parish religious... More 

Jesus and Juan Antonio Garcia: On the same page

Published: August 26, 2016   

Immaculate Conception parishioners Jesus and Juan Antonio Garcia share many common interests. The brothers, who are both single, work together as semi-trailer mechanics in Fort Smith and participate together in many areas of parish life. Jesus teaches... More