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Upscale Resale

Hot Springs Knights of Columbus Council #6419 will have its Fall Upscale Resale at 3045 Spring Street Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop four buildings filled with furniture, seasonal and decorator items, kitchenware, bedding, jewelry, books, toys, tools, electronics, crafts, lamps, pictures/frames, mirrors and a Christmas room. All proceeds will benefit local charities.


Sacred Heart School in Morrilton invites everyone to attend Oktoberfest Oct. 6-7. The event will kick off with Beer, Brats and Bid from 6-9 p.m. Friday in the school gym/Ruff Auditorium. Tickets are $40 for homemade brats and pretzels, beer garden, live music from St. Cecilia, complimentary cocktails from the Southern Sippery and first dibs on silent auction items. Saturday ... More ...  

Fall festival

The 42nd Annual Blessed Sacrament Fall Festival will be held Oct. 6-7 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro. A barbeque lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Pickup for Boston butts and tamales will be held from 4-7 p.m. On Saturday, the festival will feature pony rides, petting zoo, Hispanic and Filipino food, carnival, raffle, ... More ...  

Yard sale

The St. Peter Church Fall Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 in Wynne. The event will be held in the parish hall and will run from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be many different items for sale, from household items to clothes to outdoor items. Contact Eileen Curtner at (870) 588-7197 for more information.


Catholic Charities of Arkansas and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA Disaster Services are working together with other charities and faith-based organizations to provide long-term recovery case management services for the impacted households from the March 31 tornado that devastated Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross counties in Arkansas. Disaster case managers are needed to coordinate services and resources to address ... More ...  

Immigration reality

First-year Spanish classes at St. Joseph High School in Conway have been learning about Hispanics in North America. A guest speaker recently came to teacher Carina Martinez's class. Osmar Garcia was born in Jalisco, Mexico, but moved to the U.S. when he was 8 years old. His family first settled in California but later moved to Morrilton. "Mr. Garcia told my ... More ...  

Open house

Ozark Catholic Academy in Tontitown will host an open house from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 for prospective students and their families. The independent Catholic school offers a classical, integrated education for ninth-12th grades. Visitors can meet faculty, staff and students and discover all that OCA has to offer. For more information, email or visit

Red Mass

The 29th Annual Red Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 6 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock for judges, lawyers, law professors and students and public officials. The Mass and lunch are sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of Arkansas. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate this Mass at noon to pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance ... More ...