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6th Annual Fr. Placidus Memorial Golf Tournament

Event | Published: April 25, 2017   

A four-person scramble will be held on June 2 at Fianna Hills Country Club in Fort Smith.  The cost is $300 per team and includes green fees, carts, driving range, lunch, goody bags, beverages and snacks during play. Cash prizes will be awarded... More 

James Joseph Russell dies at age 81

Event | Arlene Russell, Published: April 19, 2017   

James Joseph “J.J.” Russell of Monticello died on Thursday, April 13 on his 81st birthday. He served as sacristan at St. Mark Church for 25 years. A Memorial Mass for Russell will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Church,... More 

Catholic Business Women of Greater Little Rock fundraiser

Event | Sophie Fraser, Published: April 3, 2017   

The Catholic Business Women of Greater Little Rock will have a fundraiser garage sale April 22. The garage sale will be held at 18520 Fawn Tree Drive [Otter Creek] in Little Rock from 7 1 p.m. For directions, contact Virginia... More 

Priests' group asks governor to commute sentences

News | Paul Leingang, Published: April 3, 2017   

A national group of Catholic priests is asking the governor of Arkansas to commute the death sentences of eight men, scheduled to be executed in April. A letter March 22 from Father Bernard “Bob” Bonnot to Gov. Asa Hutchison asks “that... More 

Church Active Shooter Training

Event | Justin M Osburn, Published: April 3, 2017   

An active shooter church two-day security planning and training by Strategos International, which is open to the public, will be held April 7-8 in Little Rock. To register visit  More 

Spring bake and craft sale

Event | Marilyn Boyd, Published: March 27, 2017   

St. Michael Altar Society in Van Buren will hold its spring bake and craft sale in the gym Saturday, April 8 from 3-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9t from 9 a.m.-noon. The bake sale will feature fruit pies, breads, cinnamon and caramel rolls and dinner rolls.... More 

Rogers student a winner in Duke TIP writing contest

Kate Lunsford, Published: March 17, 2017   

Delaney Neal, a fourth-grade student at St. Vincent de Paul School in Rogers, was among the winners of the 2017 Duke TIP Writing Contest. The contest is held annually for participants in the TIP fourth-sixth grade talent search, and this year students... More 

Paul J Oslica dies March 5

Obituary | Family of Paul J Oslica, Published: March 17, 2017   

Paul Joseph Oslica passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on SundayMarch 5, 2017. He was born January 5, 1939in Hazen AR. He was the son of the late Joseph John and Mary AgnesOslica.  Paul is survived... More 

New Catholic subscription box launched March 1

Joanna Odom, Published: March 14, 2017   

The Catholic Goodie Box, which launched March 1, is a monthly subscription box service that delivers Catholic goodies to subscribers’ doorsteps. Founded by husband and wife duo, Joanna and Matt Odom, The Catholic Goodie Box serves to... More 

Millie Stroud dies

Obituary | Kernodle Funeral Home, Published: February 20, 2017   

Mildred "Millie" Madonna Stroud, of Wynne died Feb. 13, 2017 at Methodist Germantown. She was 78. Millie was born on June 21, 1938, in Oak Park, Ill., to Edward James Rogers and Mildred Anne Kalousek Rogers. She received many 1st, 2nd, and... More