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Cookie Sale in Van Buren

Event | Marilyn Boyd, Published: December 7, 2018   

St. Michael Altar Society,  1025 Pointer Trail in Van Buren, will host its Annual Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3- 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 16 from 9 a.m. until noon. Cookies will be sold by the pound. Buyer can choose from... More 

Obit for Jane Frances Baltz

Obituary | Published: November 29, 2018   

Jane Frances Baltz, 85, a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas, died Nov. 16.  She is survived by a brother, Bernard A. Baltz of Pocahontas and a sister, Pauline Marsh of Springfield, Mo., and a great number of nieces and nephews. More 

Frances Wesley dies Nov. 23

Obituary | Cornwell Funeral Home, Published: November 29, 2018   

Frances Wesley, 95, of Dardanelle died Friday, Nov. 23. at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She was born December 9, 1922, at Dardanelle to the late Antone Brabec Sr. and Anna KloberBrabec. She was a member of the St. Augustine Church in Dardanelle... More 

Johanna Smith dies in Pocahontas

Obituary | M.T., Published: November 8, 2018   

JOHANNA LINA SMITH, 93, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died Oct. 21, She is survived by a son, Hans Ott of Rothenburg, Germany; two daughters, Cornelia Sanderlin of Mosby and Christina Smith of Pocahontas; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren;... More 

Fall Bazaar in Van Buren

Event | Marilyn Boyd, Published: November 2, 2018   

St. Michael Church in Van Buren will host a fall craft and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. On sale will be hand-tied quilts, wreaths, seasonal decorations, ornaments and gift items. The bake... More 

Blessing of the Animals in Pine Bluff

News | Gretchen Zell, Published: October 18, 2018   

Catholic Daughters of St. Joseph Church in Pine Bluff hosted the annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 6. Deacon Noel "Bud" Bryant conducted the prayer service and then blessed each animal individually. Four dogs, two cats, three... More 

Wave of Light ceremony honors babies born too soon

News | Mary Sue Whitelaw, Published: October 18, 2018   

Holy Sews, a ministry started at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, participants Oct. 15 in the observance of International Wave of Light: A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in Little Rock. A special ceremony was held on the... More 

Gary E. Walker dies

Obituary | Becky May, Published: October 18, 2018   

Gary E. Walker, 74, of Sherwood, a member of Immaculate Conception Church, died Oct. 3. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kelly Walker and his brother Roger Walker. He is survived by his sister-in-law  Ramona Walker Bourdo ,... More 

Exploring forming a German heritage group

News | Joe Huck, Published: October 18, 2018   

Joe Huck of Magazine, Ark., is looking into forming a German/Swiss heritage association, specifically aimed at (but not limited to) descendants of immigrants who came here to Arkansas as a result of the founding of Subiaco Abbey and its associated parishes... More 

Blessings of the beasts in Little Italy

News | Robert Dorer, Published: October 8, 2018   

Father Richard Davis blesses God's creatures on Saturday, Oct. 6 at St. Boniface Parish in New Dixie in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. More