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News Briefs

Knights donate to Arc AR

The State Council of the Knights of Columbus donated $11,000 to The Arc Arkansas from its annual Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities. On March 20, Lloyd Cambre, the Worthy District 10 deputy; Tom Donnelly, grand knight of Council 10208 of Hot Springs Village; and Murray Claassen and Rick Phillips presented a check. Council 10208 of Hot Springs Village contributed ... More ...  

Hoelzeman awarded Rotary honor

Anja Hoelzeman, a junior at Sacred Heart High School in Morrilton and daughter of George and Cheryl Hoelzeman, recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp. She was chosen by the school administration as the student most exemplifying the characteristics of a RYLA representative. RYLA camps include discussions on the fundamentals of leadership, ethics of positive leadership, importance of communication skills, ... More ...  

Spiritan Center blessed

More than 600 people turned out April 11 for the dedication of the 42,000-square-foot multi-purpose building at St. Joseph Church and School in Conway. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor blessed the facility known as The Spiritan Center. It was named for the Holy Ghost Fathers, who first established the parish in 1879. Ground was broken for the building’s construction in April 2017. ... More ...  

Book battle May 8

The 12th Annual Battle of the Books will be held May 8 at St. Joseph School in Conway. Students in grades 4-6 from 14 Catholic schools will send teams of five or six students to compete to answer questions about more than a dozen books they’ve read in recent months.

John Dear climate change talk May 16

Father John Dear, a Jesuit priest, author and Nobel Peace prize nominee, will speak on his new book “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change” during an event at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at St. Michael Episcopal Church in Little Rock.  The event will include discussion, reflection and book signing. He cites Jesus’ ... More ...  

Rexfest 5K, family run May 5

The Rexfest 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 5 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. The event will feature a pre-race warm-up, entertainment and post-race snacks. Registration is available by visiting Advance online registration is available to May 3. For more information, call Tonya Franzetti (501) 351-4555.

Subiaco trail run May 5

Subiaco Academy announces the Run the Rule Trail Run for Saturday, May 5 on the ridge overlooking the original monastery site. Race time is 9:30 a.m. Runners receive a discount for registering by May 3 and a T-shirt guaranteed if registered by April 20. For more information, call the school at (479) 934-1034. 

Internet safety presentation

An awareness assembly was held for high school and upper middle school students at St. Joseph School in Conway April 6 regarding internet safety and human trafficking. The speaker was Gretchen Smeltzer, founder and director of Into the Light, a faith-based, non-profit organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking in Arkansas.  Smeltzer said, “There’s a vulnerable population no matter where ... More ...