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Conway Noon Rotary Club honors outstanding students

Abigail Simon and Trevor Jackson, students at St. Joseph School in Conway, were recognized May 12 at the Conway Noon Rotary Club as the honorees for its "Outstanding Eighth Grader" program. The two students were chosen because they exemplify the qualities of St. Joseph School through their academic excellence, involvement in school and community, volunteerism and Christ-centered living.

Gifts from the Holy Land

Father Tony Robbins, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Conway,  recently returned from a visit to the Holy Land and bought hundreds of olive wood rosaries from Israel for every child and teacher at St. Joseph School. The pastor arranged for a supplier in Bethlehem to ship the rosaries to the school. They were handed out May 18.

Hospitals receive A grades from Leapfrog

Hospitals in Fort Smith, Rogers and Jonesboro received A grades in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for achievements in protecting patients from harm and errors in the hospital. Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, grades hospitals across the country based on more than 30 performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, infections and the protocols hospitals have to prevent patient harm. ... More ...  

MSM students attend Governors Scholastic Honors Day

Mount St. Mary Academy seniors Millie Allgood and Eleanor Lewis were among the students honored at this year's Governor's Scholastic Honors Day May 7 in Little Rock. The special event, hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson at the Governor's Mansion, recognized seniors from public and private high schools across the state who best represent academic achievement ... More ...  

Celebrating EMS workers

CHI St. Vincent hospitals in Little Rock and Hot Springs celebrated the communities’ EMS workers as part of EMS Week May 15-21 with  EMS vehicle blessings. On Wednesday, May 18, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs hosted a cookout for EMS workers and St. Vincent Infirmary offered a drive-thru lunch.

High School Counselor of the Year

Amy Owens, director of counseling at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, has been chosen as this year’s Central Region High School Counselor of the Year by the Arkansas School Counselor Association. The award honors Owens’ performance, advocacy and leadership in the field of school counseling. She will be recognized as a regional winner at this summer’s ArSCA conference ... More ...  

Get out the vote

Connie Boutwell, state regent and legislation chair for Catholic Daughters, Court Our Lady of Victory #564, conducted a voter registration drive following Masses April 2-3 at St. Joseph Church in Pine Bluff. The purpose was to give individuals a chance to register to vote, make address changes or reactivate one’s registration. In order to vote in the preferential primary election, ... More ...  

MSM students studying government over summer

Grace Carman, Mary Mayo and Ella Schafer, juniors at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, have been selected to attend the 79th session of Arkansas Girls State this summer based on their leadership, character, scholarship and participation in service. This year's session will be held May 29-June 3 at Harding University in Searcy. Four other Mount St. Mary Academy juniors ... More ...