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Arkansan of the Day Steve Wells

Steve Wells, retiring English teacher at Catholic High School in Little Rock after 38 years, was named Arkansan of the Day April 28 by television station KTHV in Little Rock. Anchor Craig O’Neill was inspired to choose Wells for the recognition after reading the article about Wells in the April 24 issue of Arkansas Catholic.

Vaccination clinic held in Rogers

A pop-up COVID-19 clinic was held May 4 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. The event was sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Recipients of the vaccine were reminded that they did not need to provide their Social Security number, proof of citizenship or legal status. UAMS administered one dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine ... More ...  

Conway school honors retirees

Three teachers from St. Joseph School in Conway were honored during a retirement reception May 2 in the elementary school cafeteria. They are Charlotte Moix, Melanie Kordsmeier and Lois Coney. Moix has been a kindergarten teacher for 37 years and Coney has taught kindergarten for 24 years. Kordsmeier was a middle school teacher for 25 years, and for the past ... More ...  

Hot Springs plans new parish hall

St. John the Baptist Church in Hot Springs announced April 28 during a town hall meeting that its facilities modernization plan will include constructing a new parish hall. Pastor Father George Sanders told about 50 parishioners that remodeling work has begun in the current parish hall to create new parish offices and a new adoration chapel. He said it was ... More ...  

Diocesan outdoor youth rally June 6

The "Glory on the Grounds United through Faith” youth rally will be held Sunday, June 6 at St. John Center in Little Rock. The event, open to incoming seventh graders to outgoing 12th graders, is the first statewide, in-person event hosted by the diocese’s youth ministry office since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Check-in for the outdoor event will begin at 10 ... More ...  

Free suicide prevention series

The Arkansas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a series of free suicide prevention and intervention workshops for faith leaders. The non-denominational faith-based events are called “Soul Shop: Ministering to the Faith Community Affected by Suicide.” They will be held from 8:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, May 11 in Helena; Friday, May 14 in Batesville; and Saturday, ... More ...  

MSM National Merit finalist

Chloe Gourde, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, was named a National Merit finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. She is among approximately 15,000 high school seniors nationwide who have met all the requirements to advance to finalist standing and continue in the competition for one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships that will be ... More ...  

Knights donate to St. Theresa

Knights of Columbus members from Council 812 in Little Rock recently gave $1,000 to St. Theresa School and a $1,000 donation to St. Theresa Church in Little Rock. Members who attended the presentation were Grand Knight Jimmy McKinnon, Doug Virden and Kenny Petty.