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National Merit semifinalists

Chloe Gourde, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, and Caleb Mallett, a senior at St. Joseph High School in Conway, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Gourde and Mallett join a group of approximately 16,000 semifinalists who will compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million being offered ... More ...  

St. Vincent Infirmary quality award

St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing improvements suggested by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction, the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to ... More ...  

Free health kits Conway

Hiegel Supply, in partnership with The True Value Foundation, gave free health and safety kits to St. Joseph School in Conway through the Educational Heroes Safety campaign. The True Value Company is donated kits of hand sanitizer, KN-95 masks and hand soap. Interim Head of School Matt Tucker received the gifts Sept. 10 from store owner Jerry Hiegel, a 1979 alumnus.

40 Days for Life

The National 40 Days for Life prayer campaign returns to Little Rock Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 1. 40 Days for Life is a pro-life campaign to end abortion. Little Rock’s 18th prayer vigil will again be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for 40 days at a new location, the new Planned Parenthood clinic at 1501 ... More ...  

HSV Knights support seminarians

Knights of Columbus members presented Msgr. Scott Friend, diocesan vocations director, with a check for $46,080 raised by Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hot Springs Village for the Taste of Faith held virtually Aug. 8.  The diocese raised more than $575,000 to pay for the education and housing of 30 seminarians. Council Grand Knight Murray Claassen said the council normally ... More ...  

Drive-through goodbye for Fr. Chandra

A drive-through farewell event was held for Father Chandra Kodavatikanti, an associate pastor of St. Joseph Church in Conway, after Mass Aug. 29. He left Sept. 1 for his new assignment at St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville.  Father Kodavatikanti, a native of India who served in Conway for two years, will also be the administrator of St. John the Evangelist Church ... More ...  

Pax Christi partners with Jericho Way

Pax Christi Little Rock has joined forces with Jericho Way and Settled Souls to provide food for the pantries of formerly homeless residents moving into their new homes in Little Rock. On the first Sunday of each month, volunteers are asked to bring the food they’ve purchased to organize and pack all of the pantry boxes for four or five ... More ...  

First responders breakfast honors heroes

The Fourth Annual Garland County First Responders Celebration will be held Friday, Sept. 11 with a take-out breakfast for 1,000 first responders.  Knights of Columbus Council 6419 will honor all those who have been COVID-19 heroes during the pandemic. Breakfast will be served 6-10 a.m. Sept. 11 at St. Mary Church in Hot Springs. To place an order and schedule a ... More ...