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St. Bernards receives top heart award

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro is the only medical center in Arkansas to receive the American Heart Association’s highest award — the Mission: Lifeline Receiving Hospital Gold Plus Award — for care of patients with heart attacks. It is also the first hospital in the state ever to receive that recognition for two consecutive years. The award was presented to ... More ...  

National scholarship finalists

Three students in Catholic schools in Arkansas were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Chloe S. Beall and Hannah M. Isaacs, both of Mount St. Mary Academy, Little Rock; and Axel K. Ntamatungiro of Subiaco Academy. The semifinalists have to fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level. About half of the finalists will win ... More ...  

Outreach to Louisiana flood victims

Families at Blessed Sacrament School in Jonesboro reached out to Louisiana flooding victims after several relatives and friends of the families were affected by the flood waters. The PTO organized a collection of needed items. These donations were to go to victims in the Ascension Civil Parish in south Louisiana. Tara Babin, a school parent who has several family members who ... More ...  

Kordsmeiers celebrate 60 years

Bob and Lucille Kordsmeier will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall Saturday, Sept. 24, following a Mass that will be said in their honor at St. Joseph Church in Conway.  They were married Sept. 22, 1956, at the Conway parish. Mr. Kordsmeier was born in Morrilton to the late Louis and Mary Yanker Kordsmeier. Mrs. ... More ...  

St. Bernards granted new national certification

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro has received national certification in total hip and knee replacement. The programs have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to patient care. St. Bernards underwent a rigorous on-site review, and Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with ... More ...  

John Michael Talbot Oct. 6 Conway

John Michael Talbot, an internationally known musician and author based in Berryville, will host a free evening of Healing and Hope through Spoken Word and Sacred Song at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 at St. Joseph Church in Conway. For more information, call (501) 327-6568. Tickets are not required. In lieu of tickets, donations will be taken up to support the ... More ...  

MSM Chills and Thrills Oct. 29

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Chills and Thrills will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 on the school campus in Little Rock. The all-day Halloween Extravaganza will kick off with a 5K Monster Dash Fun Run, where participants are chased to the finish line. An afternoon of fun on the campus follows with food and games for all ages, including a haunted house ... More ...  

Bishop blesses memorial garden

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor blessed the Arkansas Memorial Garden for the Unborn Sept. 4 at the Life Center in Little Rock. The garden is a public outreach of Father Thomas Keller’s Life Center, Arkansas Right to Life and the Rachel Memorial Foundation to remember unborn children who have died through abortion or natural causes. The garden was created and designed by ... More ...