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Sacred Heart starts ‘Giving Box’

In an effort to support local community programs, the Sacred Heart School Key Club in Morrilton initiated a new community service project this year called the Giving Box. The Safe Place Women’s Shelter was the first recipient of the Giving Box. With a list of needs provided by the Safe Place, members collected donations, including unused Sacred Heart Bazaar T-shirts ... More ...  

IC artist awards Fort Smith

Immaculate Conception School in Fort Smith had six students to earn ribbons for artwork submitted to the River Valley Student Art Competition. They are Henry Alder, Benjamin Stevens, Aly Gramlich, R.J. Becker, Allessandro Araujo and Luca Lamboy, who won Best of Show.

Mercy Hospital donates to food bank

Mercy Hospital Berryville made a donation of $2,400 to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks. More than half of the funds will benefit “Operation: Food for Hungry Kids,” a cooperative effort by the food bank and Mercy, as well as Berryville and Green Forest school districts, to provide food for students who may be hungry over weekends and ... More ...  

Zika prevention for mission trips

The Arkansas Department of Health is urging churches conducting mission trips in Central America, South America and Mexico to be aware of the continued presence of the Zika virus. Zika is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and can also be transmitted sexually. The virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus and can ... More ...  

Healing retreat May 5-7 St. Scholastica

Jesuit writer and retreat leader Father Matt Linn, SJ, author of more than 20 books and a therapist who focuses on integrating physical, emotional and spiritual healing, will present a weekend retreat, “Walking on Water: Healing the Peter Within Us” May 5-7 at St. Scholastica Retreat Center in Fort Smith. The cost is $225, which includes lodging and meals.  A $50 non-refundable, ... More ...  

Rummage sale April 28-29 Yellville

The Council of Catholic Women Rummage Sale will be held April 28-29 at St. Andrew Church in Yellville. It will be held 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The proceeds will benefit local community charities, including Meals on Wheels, The Call, Grandma’s House, VFW, Have-A-Heart Pet Shelter, Marion County Right to Life and ... More ...  

Free throw contest winners

Two hundred people gathered at Sacred Heart School Gym in Morrilton March 26 for the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Contest. Sixty-four contestants from across the state competed. Mayor Alan Lipsmeyer welcomed the contestants and guests. Morrilton Council 5209 acted as host. State Deputy Philip Savage and his wife Cindy, State Advocate Conrad De La Paz, State Warden Michael Bowman ... More ...  

Seminarians given Holy Land trip

Three seminarians from the Diocese of Little Rock have been selected to receive an all-expense paid pilgrimage to the Holy Land July 3-14, sponsored by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Southwestern Lieutenancy. Raye G. White of Houston began the scholarship fund because she wanted seminarians to experience the Holy Land while they were still studying to ... More ...