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Forming an independent laity council

Opinion | Loretta Purkey, Published: February 7, 2019   

Regarding the Arkansas Catholic article Dec. 8 titled “New Diocesan Pastoral Council engages laity in decisions.” A question: How does forming a Diocesan Pastoral Council allow lay people to have a greater voice within their diocese? Who... More 

Danny J. Sampson dies

Obituary | Published: February 7, 2019   

Danny J. Sampson, 77, a member of St. John Church in Malvern, died Wednesday, Jan. 30.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Moore Sampson. Graveside service was held at Ouachita Cemetery in Donaldson.  More 

St. Mary Church Annual Mardi Gras in Helena

Event | Published: February 4, 2019   

This year's St. Mary Church Annual Mardi Gras will be Friday, March 1 in the parish hall in Helena. The event features a shrimp boil (shrimp, potatoes, sausage, corn), coleslaw, king cake and drink for $15 per person. Carry-outs will be available.... More 

109th Annual Spaghetti Dinner March 3

Event | Published: February 4, 2019   

Our Lady of the Lake Altar Society in Lake Village will host the 109th annual Spaghetti Dinner Sunday, March 3.  The pasta, meatballs, bread and salad are all made from scratch using traditional Italian recipes. Tickets are $15 for adults and... More 

Rose Lea Lindner dies

Obituary | Published: January 14, 2019   

Rose Lea Lindner, 97. a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died Dec. 28. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  More 

Blessed Sacrament Church to dedicate new church

Event | Martha Bartels, Published: January 8, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will preside over the dedication ceremony of the new Blessed Sacrament Church on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at 1101 E. Highland Drive. The public is invited to attend the service, which will be bilingual in English... More 

Lecil Morris dies Dec. 31

Obituary | Fr. Reaves, Published: January 7, 2019   

Lecil Morris "Lee" Buckholz, 59, of Malvern, died Monday, Dec. 31. He was born Jan. 19, 1959 in Fulton Mo. Preceded in death by his father, Frank, Sr.; half-brother Frances Buckholtz and brother Russel Buckholz. Lee is survived by his mother,... More 

Janet Marie Thielemier Peters dies

Obituary | M.T., Published: January 2, 2019   

Janet Marie Thielemier Peters, 81, a member of  St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, died Dec. 16. She is survived by a son, John Peters of Lynchburg, Va.; two daughters, Brenda Liebhaber of Pocahontas and Pam Johnson of Jonesboro; three... More 

New cremation services now offered on location at Little Rock Funeral Home

Event | Brad Leggitt, Published: January 2, 2019   

The Leggett family has been serving Little Rock for generations. As a fourth-generation funeral director, Brad Leggett founded theLittle Rock Funeral Home, 12 years ago, believing a family business provides more personal service than a large corporation... More 

Coach Michael Joseph Malham dies

Obituary | Roller-Owens Funeral Home, Published: December 17, 2018   

Michael Joseph "Coach" Malham, 94, of Little Rock, passed away on Dec. 12.  He was born in Brinkley on Aug. 1, 1924, to Raymond Joseph and Coukeb Mahfouz Malham. Mike began a lifelong love of sports in Brinkley, where he played both... More