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Just who are you?

Opinion | Elizabeth Johanna Thomas, Published: March 26, 2018   

No matter what others say, or even what you think about yourself -- God tells us this about just who you are. " You are My Child -- I Am your Father who provides and cares for you forever. You are my Bride: the Church who I will never forsake... More 

Scott Brimer dies

Obituary | Fr. Phillip Reaves, Published: March 26, 2018   

Alan Scott Brimer, age 66 of the Booneville Human Development Center in Booneville, died Monday, March 19. The Mass of Christian Burial March 22 atSt. John the Baptist  Church in Malvern. Scott is survived by three sisters, Rita Edwards... More 

Who will pick the altar flowers now?

Opinion | David Hayes, Published: March 21, 2018   

Amy was a baby girl with Down syndrome who attended Mass at a Catholic church in Milford, Ohio. One of the sweetest youngsters you could want to know. Whenever Mass ended, here comes Amy running to see me, always with a big smile followed by a big hug. Amy... More 

Eagle Scout rank ceremony held for Patrick Jones

Kevin Jones, Published: March 8, 2018   

Patrick B. Jones, son of Maggie and Kevin Jones of Immaculate Conception Parish in Fort Smith, was presented his Eagle Scout rank during a ceremony Feb. 24.   Patrick earned his Eagle rank on Dec. 6, 2017, as a member of Troop 380 in Fort... More 

Four parishioners die in Pocahontas

Obituary | Published: March 7, 2018   

Palma Eileen "Pam" Campbell, 84, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died Jan. 6. She is survived by: four sons, George Frederick Campbell of Lake Limmerick, Wash., Craig Allen Matthew Campbell of Paragould, Ark., Stuart James Campbell... More 

Jerry Duran dies Feb 20

Obituary | Published: March 2, 2018   

Jerry Wayne Duran, 75, hit his final 300-yard drive straight down the middle of the fairway on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Jerry was born in Conway on Aug. 19, 1942, the third of 10 children, to Ruth Aileen Allen Duran and Virgil Bernard Duran.  He excelled... More 

George William Riedmueller III dies

Obituary | Harris Funeral Home, Published: February 26, 2018   

George W. “Buddy” Riedmueller, of Oppelo, 79, died Feb. 22. He was born in Morrilton February 24, 1938. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth Church located near the foot of Petit Jean Mountain. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn... More 

God's word sends us forth

Opinion | Elizabeth Johanna Thomas, Published: February 23, 2018   

I loved the reading this morning from Isaiah 58! So full of God’s promises to us if we hear and obey these words from him. I got so excited listening to the word read this morning at Mass I was prompted to come and home and write and proclaim... More 

Observations regarding Mass for Life homily

Opinion | Fred de Miranda MD, Published: February 21, 2018   

Observations regarding Bishop Anthony B. Taylor homily during the annual Mass for Life 2018 If we could relive the Rally for the 2018 March for Life, this is how it might have gone. Bishop Taylor would begin with the following prayer: “O Mary,  bright... More 

Feeding the homeless in Fort Smith

jacqueline Phillips, Published: February 15, 2018   

Teens at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Barling volunteer the fourth Wednesday night of every month to cook and feed the homeless at the Riverview Hope Campus in Fort Smith. The campus opened in the fall of 2017 and serves three meals daily to homeless... More