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Arkansas winner of Longest Married Couple Project announced

Published: October 13, 2020   

Frank and Betty Vorster, members of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock, are the state winners of the Longest Married Couple Project. The Longest Married Couple Project is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a marriage enrichment program.... More 

Patricia Marie Collier dies

Obituary | Renee Raper, Published: October 8, 2020   

Patricia Marie Collier, 81, of Stuttgart passed away Thursday, Sept. 24. Pat was born Feb. 3, 1939, in Stuttgart to Albert and Edris Luebker. She retired after 25 years with BancorpSouth. She was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Church, Holy Rosary... More 

Holy Souls Teachers receive Social Justice Teachings grant

Sam Coker, Published: October 6, 2020   

Heather Olvey and Terri Files, junior high language and social studies teachers at Our Lady of the Holy Souls School in Little Rock, are the recipients of a Teachers Pay Teachers Social Justice Grant. The grant was awarded to teachers based on their ability... More 

Fr. Jerome Kodell to direct retreat

Event | Donna Forst, Published: September 29, 2020   

Correction: Fr. Jerome Kodell, OSB, will lead a retreat on "The Path to Interior Freedom" at Coury House, Subiaco Abbey, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Cost is $150 per person in a shared room and $200 for a private room. This will cover all conferences, two... More 

Joe Betz dies

Obituary | Memorial Gardens , Published: September 28, 2020   

Joseph Peter Betz of Sheridan was born March 6, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of the late Bernard and Cecelia Rowans Betz. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Sheridan, and had served in the United States Navy serving in Vietnam. He... More 

Rummage sale Sept. 25-27

Event | Diane Hanley, Published: September 25, 2020   

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock will hold its annual rummage sale fundraiser, to be held“in-person” with social distancing and other safety precautions. All shoppersand volunteers will be requested to wear masks and provided... More 

Lorraine Vandersteen died

Obituary | Robin Markham, Published: September 24, 2020   

Lorraine Vandersteen died Sept. 12. She was 86. She attended St. Andrew Church in Yellville. Birth:  1-20-1934 Survivors:  Sons:  Dan & Keith Vandersteen; Daughters:  Denise Waddle & Diane Vandersteen 12 Grandchildren 2... More 

Ronald C. Rotkowski died

Obituary | Robin Markham, Published: September 24, 2020   

Ronald C. Rotkowski died September 13.  He was a member of Mary Mother of God Church in Harrison.. He was 71 He was survived by his wife, Teresa Rotkowski. More 

Wilton Graves died

Obituary | Published: September 24, 2020   

Wilton Graves, 99, a member of St. Martin Church in Nashville, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept. 22. She was mother of 10 children, and was the organist at St. Martin's for nearly 50 years. Her husband, Louis "Swampy" Graves died in June... More 

Will Strickland achieves Eagle Scout rank

Published: September 24, 2020   

Will Strickland, a 2020 graduate of Catholic High School in Litltle Rock and a member of Christ the King Church in Little Rock, earned his Eagle Scout rank Sept. 12. More