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The price of entertainment

Opinion | Christa Bartok, Published: August 6, 2019   

“But this kind never comes our except by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21 We are assailed! The scourge of abortion has received several recent blow as well as several embattlements in recent days. Many businesses and entertainers have... More 

Adolph Warner dies

Obituary | Published: June 24, 2019   

Adolph Warner, 84, a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas, died June 8.  He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Erwin of Pocahontas; one son, DeWayne Warner of Pocahontas; four grandchildren; one sister, Ernestine Bergman... More 

Stop and look up at the clouds

Opinion | William M. Morrison, Published: June 24, 2019   

I remember sitting down in my very first meteorology class in college and hearing my professor ask us, “Did you look at the clouds this morning!?”  I think everybody in the class thought “this guy is nuts – who looks at clouds?” ... More 

Two Pocahonatas parishioners die

Obituary | Published: May 31, 2019   

Tom R. Pfeffer, 64, a member of St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, passed away April 29. He is survived by his wife, Linda Pfeffer; one daughter, Autumn Lehman; three brothers, Francis Pfeffer, Jerry Pfeffer and Steve Pfeffer, all of Pocahontas;... More 

Vacation Bible School in Conway is coming

Event | Published: May 31, 2019   

Youth Faith Formation at St. Joseph Church in Conway will be hosting Vacation Bible School. This African adventure will engage the whole herd. Kids will explore God's goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.... More 

Alma Cigainero Hartman dies

Obituary | -, Published: May 15, 2019   

Alma Lillian Hartman, 100, a lifelong Tontitown resident, died Tuesday, April 30. She was born January 20, 1919, in Tontitown to Joseph and Iginia Pianalto Cigainero. Alma loved to fish, crochet, quilt, and take Sunday drives. She owned and operated... More 

St. Michael Church hosts First Communion

News | Lori Templet, Published: May 2, 2019   

First Communion was held at St. Michael Church in Cherokee Village April 28. The pastor is Father Amal Punganoor. More 

Daniel Velasco to be ordained a deacon May 17

Event | Published: April 29, 2019   

Daniel Velasco's quarter of century journey from his native Mexico to his May 17 diaconate ordination in Searcy will leave him one step away from becoming a priest working in the Diocese of Little Rock in 2020. "Looking back at the journey,... More 

June Gardner dies on Easter Sunday

Obituary | Don Curdie, Published: April 26, 2019   

June Watkins Curdie Gardner died on Easter Sunday, April 21 in Little Rock at age 94. She was a longtime member of the St John the Baptist Parish in Cabot.  Gardner was born in the family Quapaw Quarter home in Little Rock, a home still... More 

Janet Hand dies March 4

Obituary | Published: April 25, 2019   

JANET HAUSMAN HAND, 57, a member of St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, died March 24. She is survived by her mother, Delta Mars Hausman of Pocahontas; her son, Eugene "Gene" Hand of Pocahontas; brother, Victor Hausman of Pocahontas;... More