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Five die in Pocahontas, Engelberg

Obituary | Published: April 8, 2021   

Patsy Earlene Thielemier, 90, a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas, died Dec. 31.  She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Prichard and Janieca Penn; two sons, Dennis Thielemier and Wayne Thielemier; eight  grandchildren, Amy... More 

Newton Hayes Foster dies

Obituary | Robin Markham, Published: March 11, 2021   

Newton "Newt" Hayes Foster, a member of Mary Mother of God Church in Harrison, died Feb. 28. He was 94. He is survived by sons, Greg Foster, Harrison; Dr. Newton Foster IV, Hot Springs; and Tim Foster, Southlake, Texas; daughters, Karen... More 

Giving Day in Conway

Event | Jacqueline Kordsmeier, Published: March 11, 2021   

Support Catholic education on Friday, March 19 through a contribution to the St. Joseph School Endowment. March 19 is significant in that it is the Feast of St. Joseph, our patron saint for the school, and so it is a perfect date to celebrate... More 

Little Portion Hermitage to hold professions

Event | Published: March 3, 2021   

In a time of COVID isolation, Little Portion Hermitage and Monastery is growing. On April 16 at 11 a.m. we are celebrating the permanent profession of Brother John MarmionVilla, BSC, and Brother Maximilian Orvieto, BSC, in the Celibate... More 

Catholic Financial awards Sacred Heart teacher, school

Morgan Evans, Published: February 9, 2021   

Catholic Financial Life broker Ron Gatto and secretary/treasurer Morgan Evans presented Sacred Heart School math and science teacher John Taylor with a check for $500 for being one of three winning teachers in the Catholic Financial Life... More 

Biden disregards teachings

Opinion | Greg Quinney, Published: February 9, 2021   

We should be discouraged by the election of Joe Biden as president because of his disregard of Catholic doctrine and the acceptance of this fact by so many laity and clergy. When one in such a position of power and influence publicly rejects basic teachings... More 

Is a schism coming to the Catholic Church in the United States?

Opinion | Godwal “Ed” Viera, Published: January 13, 2021   

As a self-professed student of history, it has become evident that many times we can predict what is going to happen in the future, by analyzing our past conduct and decisions.  With that in mind, I feel that a great divide in coming to the Catholic... More 

End the death penalty in Arkansas

Opinion | Jack Baker, Published: January 13, 2021   

Earlier this month, former Attorney General William Barr ordered the execution of two federal inmates, Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois, concluding a spree of state-sanctioned killings that ended the lives of ten individuals in the middle of a global... More 

Dr. Hal Stephen Barre' dies

Obituary | McNabb Funeral Home, Published: January 13, 2021   

Hal Stephen Barre’, M.D., 80, of Pocahontas passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Randolph Home. He was born July 7, 1935 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Joseph Frank and Madeleine Detrick Barre’. Dr. Barre’ was a family... More 

K of C to host Catholic Civil War chaplains program

Event | Richard Oloffson, Published: December 9, 2020   

On December 17 at 8 pm, the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree in Tontitown will be holding a special online history presentation.  Visiting guest speaker, Fr. David Endres, PhD., will be presenting on the stories in (and behind) his latest book... More