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Dc. Butch King passes away

Obituary | Debbie King, Published: September 10, 2020   

Dc. Lowell “Butch” King departed this life on  Aug. 28.  King served in the USAF from 1971 until his retirement in 1994.  He served his country in Europe and the United States. He was a Master Sergeant and loved his... More 

Barbara Helen Weaver and Mary L. Thielemier die

Obituary | Published: August 20, 2020   

Barbara Helen Weaver, 82, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died Aug. 3. She is survived by four daughters, Kim Rei, Karen Starr, Lisa Mosby and Moneka Brown; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom Schmidt and two sisters,... More 

What is a virtue?

Opinion | Michael Copas, Published: August 15, 2020   

The ancients gave a great deal of thought to virtue. They recognized that the goodness of mankind lies not in having a good body, but in having a good soul. What, however, makes a soul good? Their consistent answer was: virtue. What then is a virtue?... More 

Conrad John Gunther Sr. dies

Obituary | Ilene Gunther, Published: August 5, 2020   

Conrad John Gunther Sr. , 84 of Houston , Ark., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family ,July 30. He was born Oct. 3, 1935 , the oldest  of ten children born to the late Marie Grabher Gunther and John A. Gunther.  Conrad was... More 

Dorothy Johanna Bruck Craig dies

Obituary | Rev. Phillip A. Reaves, Published: July 2, 2020   

Dorothy Craig, 92, passed away on June 21. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church in Oppelo, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Melissa... More 

Sandra Kathleen Zulpo dies

Obituary | Fr. Reaves, Published: June 25, 2020   

Sandra Kathleen "Katie" Zulpo of St. Francis Parish in Little Italy died June 12. She was preceded in death by her father, Freddie. She is survived by her mother, Janet Zulpo; sister, Rebecca Zulpo; niece and nephew Hope and Lee... More 

Sacraments worth the wait

News | Lori De La Paz, Published: June 25, 2020   

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of children and teens to miss many rites of passage and celebrations they had anticipated this year, including proms and graduations.  It was also disappointing for those in the Church who had been preparing to... More 

Blessed Sacrament Church to start new construction

Event | Martha Bartels, Published: June 11, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will bless grounds for the new construction project for Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the church property located at 1107 E. Highland Drive.  The new construction project will... More 

Gregory Francis Fischer dies

Obituary | Published: June 11, 2020   

Gregory Francis Fischer, 83, Stuttgart passed away Monday, May 25 at Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart. A lifelong resident of Stuttgart, Gregory was born June 3, 1936, to George and Mathilda (Siems) Fischer. After graduating from Stuttgart... More 

St. John's Golf Tournament postponed until Oct. 31

Event | Scott Krantz, Published: June 11, 2020   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines we have had to postpone the 13th annual St John's School Charity Golf Tournament.  The tournament this year will now be played on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Magellan Golf Course... More