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Best places to work

Catholic High School in Little Rock, St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs were honored as three of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Arkansas by Arkansas Business Sept. 26. A two-part survey process was used to determine the Best Places to Work in Arkansas. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s policies, practices ... More ...  

School security donation

Dr. Zach Dixon and Dixon Family Dental donated nearly $1,800 to Sacred Heart School in Morrilton to purchase Nightlock Security Locks for all classrooms in order to safeguard against intruders. The locks are installed at floor level and provide additional security during a school lockdown.

Arkansas Catholic editor 25th anniversary

Malea Hargett celebrated her 25th anniversary as editor of Arkansas Catholic with a small party with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and diocesan employees at St. John Center in Little Rock Oct. 1. She is the second longest serving editor, behind Bill O’Donnell’s 26 years as editor, since the newspaper was founded in 1911.

Prayer retreat Oct. 25-26

The Daughters of Charity are hosting a Luminous Prayer Retreat Oct. 25-26 in Blanco, Texas. The retreat will focus on the rosary and the Luminous Mysteries. It is open to single Catholic women ages 18-35. For more information, contact Sister Liz Sjoberg, DC, at . Register online at

MSM open house Oct. 27

Young women in sixth-12th grades and their families are invited to attend Mount St. Mary Academy’s annual Open House Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. in Little Rock. MSM is the only all-girls school in the state and the state’s oldest educational institution. Students will meet teachers and administration, tour the school, learn about its college-preparatory curriculum and receive details ... More ...  

Houndstooth Hustle 5k Nov. 9

Central Arkansas runners and walkers of all ages are invited to register for Mount St. Mary Academy’s Houndstooth Hustle 5k. The event begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 through the historic Hillcrest neighborhood in Little Rock. Sign up at by Nov. 6. Proceeds support programs and services at Mount St. Mary. For more information, call Cathey Henry at ... More ...  

Teachers honored for service

During Educators Professional Day Sept. 27 in Little Rock, eight teachers and staff members were honored for working in Catholic schools for 25 and 50 years. Lou Trusty was not present, but was honored for working 50 years at Subiaco Academy. 25-year honorees were: • Karen Davis, junior high and high school social studies teacher, St. Joseph, Conway • Kim Ratcliff, fifth-, seventh- and eighth-grade ... More ...  

New Knights of Columbus members

On Sept. 22 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hot Springs Village, the first, second and third degree levels of membership within a Knights of Columbus council were given to 20 men. Each degree has its own installation ceremony. A first for Arkansas happened when 10 of the 20 men completing these milestones were seminarians from the House of Formation ... More ...