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Mercy opens wound center

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith opened a larger Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center in January. The new center is across from the hospital at 7306 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith. The new location doubles the space of the center to 8,200 square feet to accommodate the growing demand for wound care services. A $450,000 remodel of the center allows for additional ... More ...  

Slovak Heritage Day Feb. 12

The third annual Slovak Heritage Day will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Slovak. Slovakian food will be served and the Baine-Cincebeaux folk dress collection will be displayed. Helene Cincebeaux of Rochester, N.Y., director of the Slovak Heritage and Folklore Society International, will give a presentation. Admission is free. For more ... More ...  

Taste of Solidarity II Feb. 18

A Taste of Solidarity II, a fundraiser for St. Scholastica Monastery’s scholarship program for Guatemalan girls, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Center in Fort Smith. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and younger. The evening will feature Hispanic food and entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Salvadoreña and four different ... More ...  

St. Boniface German lunch Jan. 29

A German luncheon will be served at St. Boniface School in Fort Smith Sunday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. An authentic German meal of bratwursts and hot dogs, German potato salad, sauerkraut, dessert and drinks will be served for $8 for bratwursts and $4 for hot dogs. Curbside take-out will be offered. The school is also hosting an open house to ... More ...  

St. James International food fest Feb. 4

St. James Church’s ninth annual International Food Fest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the parish hall in Searcy. Joe Giezeman, IFF chairman, said the turnout could approach 700 people. There will be numerous ethnic foods served in rooms throughout the hall. Advance tickets are $10 or $20 at the door. Raffle tickets will be sold and ... More ...  

IC Fort Smith secretary retires

Kay Geisbauer retired Dec. 31 as secretary of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith. For 27 years she was the first face many people saw when they visited the parish office. Pastor Father John Antony said, “She made every pastor she served, including this one, look far better than we really are.”

Dr. Don Howard receives award

Dr. Don N. Howard, an intensivist at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, was the 2016 recipient of the Living the Mission Physician Award. Formerly of Valdosta, Ga., Howard has been on the medical staff at St. Bernards since 2008. He was selected by his peers as a physician who “lives the mission” of St. Bernards every day – “providing ... More ...  

Mercy patient rides float in Rose Parade

A Mercy Hospital Fort Smith patient was honored during the Jan. 2 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. After Trenton Williams’ death in 2012 he donated his kidney and liver to Ken Howard. Howard, his daughter and son-in-law joined the Williams family at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith in November for a celebration and ceremony to bring awareness to the importance of organ ... More ...