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Uplifting music and storytelling April 28-30

Event | Cathy Silk, Published: April 18, 2019   

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and pastor Father Bill Elser are sponsoring an Easter season mission and concert, titled “Evangelization and Easter Joy,” featuring popularCatholic musician, songwriter and storyteller Steve Angrisano. The... More 

Anthony C Mazzanti dies in Lake Village

Obituary | Bishop-King Funeral Home, Published: April 18, 2019   

Anthony C.“Tony” Mazzanti, age 92, of Lake Village died Saturday, April 13 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center of Lake Village, AR. Tony was born December 28, 1926 in Lake Village, Arkansas to the late EginoMazzanti and the late Franchina... More 

Janet Hand dies March 4

Obituary | Published: April 18, 2019   

JANET HAUSMAN HAND, 57, a member of St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, died March 4. She is survived by her mother, Delta Mars Hausman of Pocahontas; her son, Eugene "Gene" Hand of Pocahontas; brother, Victor Hausman of Pocahontas;... More 

Holy Rosary H2O For Life

Event | Kathy Lorince, Published: April 18, 2019   

Every day, almost a billion people make a three-hour journey to gather water. There is a water crisis throughout the world that is creating economic, social, educational, and life-threatening conditions.  We can help change that statistic for one... More 

Spring Bake and Craft Sale in Van Buren

Event | Marilyn Boyd, Published: March 25, 2019   

The St. Michael Altar Society in Van Buren will hold its annual Spring Bake/Craft Sale Saturday, April 13 from 3-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m.-noon. Homemade pies, dinner rolls, cinnamon and caramel rolls, frozen entrees and canned... More 

UAMS hosting clergy event April 9 on Advance Care Planning

Event | Susan Van Dusen, Published: March 25, 2019   

Members of the clergy of all faiths are invited to attend a free educational event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the importance of advance care planning. The Lunch and Learn for Clergy is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30... More 

St. Patrick's Dinner for homeless veterans

News | Tom Donnelly , Published: March 18, 2019   

The Knights of Columbus provided a delicious St. Patrick’s dinner for 36 homeless veterans at the St. Francis House Veteran’s Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock. KnightsTerry Theisen, Bill Nosek, Bob Kulas, Ray Ambrozich, Mike Murphy and... More 

Adult game night in Scranton

News | Ruby Koch, Published: March 18, 2019   

A priest faces a unique challenge when he is the pastor of three different parishes. Among them is how to unite the parishes to communicate and work closely as one, while still respecting the identity of the individual churches. The parishes of St. Ignatius... More 

The role of music in the Eucharist

Opinion | Sharon K. Vander Zyl, Published: March 18, 2019   

Each time I attend Mass I see fellow parishioners who do not open the hymnal or the misalette when the songs are announced and sung.  Rather, they stand tight-lipped and quiet.  I always feel sad when I witness this. I feel sad because... More 

Fear of the Lord a gift of the Holy Spirit

Opinion | J Hentschel, Published: March 18, 2019   

Fear of the Lord, one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit,can sometimes be misunderstood when compared to our perception of anall-merciful God.  When we do something dangerous, we most certainly feel fear. Children fear a parent when he/she... More