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Irish family history event coming to Little Rock

Event | Kevin Keenan, Published: February 25, 2020   

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors? Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections... More 

Elizabeth Kaufman dies

Obituary | Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Published: February 24, 2020   

Elizabeth G.Kaufman, 95, of Conway, died Feb. 17.  She was born Dec. 17, 1924, to Clara Schmidt and Aloys Gottsponer. Elizabeth attended nursing school at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. Elizabeth was a retired nurse, farm owner... More 

William "Bill" C. Cummings Jr. dies

Obituary | Jennifer Cummings , Published: February 24, 2020   

William Circy Cummings, Jr., 90, of Jacksonville, died Feb. 15. He was born July 17, 1929, in Lone Grove, Oklahoma, to William Circy Cummings, Sr., and Ivila Morrison Tucker Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 55 years,... More 

Why so much politics?

Opinion | Vernon Humphrey, Published: February 11, 2020   

I was astonished at the cartoon in the Feb. 1 issue of Arkansas Catholic. Clearly someone in the Diocese of Little Rock disapproves of the British leaving the European Union. But is this appropriate matter for a diocesan newspaper? Many people... More 

Lettuce Grow Dinner and Auction on the grounds of St. Joseph

Event | Brooke Bricker, Published: February 11, 2020   

St. Joseph Center's Annual Fundraiser includes a delicious dinner on the beautiful grounds, craft beer, signature cocktail, farm tours, silent auction, and live music by Almost Infamous.  Tickets available soon.  Follow us on facebook at... More 

Mary Frances Brackett dies

Obituary | Published: February 11, 2020   

Mary Frances Brackett, 99, a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas, died Jan. 12.  She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Orintas of Little Rock; her son, Burke Brackett of Rogers; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. More 

Pre-Lenten retreat in Hot Springs

Event | Published: January 29, 2020   

A pre-Lenten retreat and praise and worship led by Randall Pierce and Mary Jane Sims will be held Feb. 23 followed by presentation by Debbie Eckert of St. Joseph Church in Conway.  The event is sponsored by St, Mary's women's group,... More 

Mary, did you know?

Opinion | Elizabeth Johanna Thomas, Published: January 21, 2020   

I read a blog about the song "MARY DID YOU KNOW?" A beautiful song that was called horrific for it put Mary down, I guess. In a way it did, for Mary, when she said yes, did know this was the Son of God, her Savior, our Savior, the... More 

Mardi Gras dance and fundraiser in Stuttgart

Event | Kathy Lorince, Published: January 21, 2020   

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Holy Rosary School in Stuttgart is pleased to host its 2020 Mardi Gras Dance & Fundraiser February 15 in the parish center. There will be food, dancing, and a chance to win great prizes! For tickets,... More 

Frank Jamroz and Dr. Dennis Holt die

Obituary | Published: January 21, 2020   

Frank James Jamroz, 88, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died Dec. 29.  He is survived by three sons: Ronald Jamroz of Winona, Mo., Wayne Jamroz of Lowell, Ind. and Jeffrey Jamroz of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, and a brother,... More