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CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs awarded $4 million grant

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs was awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve access to prenatal care for pregnant women across 11 southwest Arkansas counties over the next four years. The grant is the the largest in the history of the hospital and will empower CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs to build ... More ...  

St. Joseph Middle School drama program launches first production

St. Joseph Middle School's first production spawned by its recently established Drama Enrichment Program was performed recently in Conway. "Before the Sidewalk Ends" is an adaptation of a children's poetry collection titled "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein. Fourth-grade teacher Cara Pizzolatto came up with the idea for the show.  The school's drama program is open to fifth and sixth ... More ...  

Carol Miles named new city director of Jericho Way

Depaul USA announced that Carol Miles will join Jericho Way as the new city director effective Dec. 15. Jericho Way is central Arkansas’ only day resource center and has a portfolio of affordable housing in Little Rock. Miles, who served eight years in the U.S. Navy, was a chaplain at two VA hospitals where she provided spiritual and emotional support to ... More ...  

Advent lessons and carols at the cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Andrew Choir will sing the annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 6:45 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 in Little Rock. Rector Father Joseph de Orbegozo will lead a general discussion about the season. At 7 p.m. Dr. Colin MacKnight, organist and director of music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock, will play a 15-minute ... More ...  

Ebert wins pro-life award

A former Arkansan was one four four recipients of People of Life Awards, chosen by the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities for lifetime contributions to the pro-life cause. The late Laura Jean Ebert was honored at a July dinner for diocesan pro-life leaders. Ebert, who died in 2021, spent her life in dedicated service to Church and the pro-life ... More ...  

Bishop Taylor reelected to Catholic Relief Services board

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor was reelected for a second term to the Catholic Relief Services board Nov. 15 during the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting in Baltimore.

Leapfrog gives Mercy Hospitals Arkansas “Straight As”

Mercy Hospitals Arkansas have been named “Straight A” facilities in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report for keeping patients safe. Mercy Hospital Fort Smith and Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers are two of only eight hospitals in Arkansas to earn an A grade from Leapfrog in the fall 2022. It marks the 13th straight A grade for Mercy ... More ...  

Sacred Heart cheerleaders place third

The Sacred Heart Knights cheerleaders in Morrilton recently participated in their first-ever cheer competition at Sheridan High School. The only 1A school in the Game Day division of the competition, the squad placed third. They will compete again in Jonesboro and Maumelle before heading to the state competition in Hot Springs Dec. 18. They are coached by Alisha Koonce.