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Vietnamese culture lesson

Students at St. John School in Hot Springs spent nine weeks learning about Vietnam to celebrate the school’s diversity. Many of the students are from Vietnam and recently wore traditional dress, passing the customary red envelopes to celebrate Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Conway Tasty Tundra project

Students in Jackie Elsinger’s science class at St. Joseph School in Conway created a variety of replicas of habitats, like forests, tundra and grasslands, while studying biomes. Some included edible creations by Alex Tucker, Ella Crowder, Anne Marie Welter, Izzie Garrett, Jadyn Travis and Ella Rose. Other biomes were not edible, including tropical rainforests by Laiken Keathley and Allie Evans. ... More ...  

MSM Founders Day

Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock celebrated its Founders Day and Sophomore Pin Mass Feb. 5. As part of the celebration, the Angelus Bell was rung by senior student council members 169 times to honor 169 years since the Sisters of Mercy founded the academy. Bishop Andrew Byrne, the state’s first bishop who requested the sisters open the school in ... More ...  

Fort Smith school celebrates 70 years

Christ the King School in Fort Smith celebrated its 70th anniversary Jan. 26 with a special children’s Mass, followed by a reception and tours of the school. Marilyn Hamm Self, who co-chaired the event with development director Katie Kratzberg, said the school held its first anniversary celebration 10 years ago. Display boards in the school gymnasium were filled with photos and ... More ...  

CHI oncologist Baltz honored

Dr. Brad Baltz, with the CHI St. Vincent Oncology Clinic in Little Rock, was voted among the top oncologists in Central Arkansas by readers of Arkansas Life magazine. Readers nominated doctors in 25 categories. Baltz, a member of Christ the King Church in Little Rock, and others were featured in its list of top doctors who received the most nominations. The ... More ...  

Knights fish fry Morrilton Feb. 28

The Knights of Columbus Council 5209 in Morrilton is sponsoring a fish fry on the first Friday of Lent, Feb. 28, at their hall. The all-you- can-eat dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. Take-outs will be available beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 for dine-in or $12 for take-out. Kids 6 and younger can eat free. All proceeds ... More ...  

MSM Trivia Night Feb. 29

Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock will host Trivia Night Saturday, Feb. 29 at the McAuley Center Gym, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and trivia starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. It includes two drink tickets per person. Participants can bring their own coolers and ... More ...  

Subiaco profession Jannise

Sam Jannise, a novice at Subiaco Abbey, made profession as a Benedictine monk in the Subiaco Abbey Church Feb. 2. During vespers, Jannise presented his written and signed petition to Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, who then welcomed his public profession of monastic vows for three years. The abbot then assigned him a new name, Gabriel of the Annunciation. In three years, ... More ...