Fire chief squires students to school in style

On April 27, Oran’s fire chief Jimmy Watkins gave five students a ride to Guardian Angel School, fed them donuts, and arrived back at school to safely usher each of them home. This event was the result of a purchase made by Tracy Mitchell at the school’s annual dinner and auction for her two nephews and sister. The students were provided the full experience as the sirens were utilized, so of course people pulled over for them along the route. Read more

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For 20th consecutive year, St. Mary Cathedral School named Renaissance National Honor Roll for Reading achievement

Saint Mary Cathedral School was recently named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing student achievement in Reading.

Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 grade analytics, recognizes educators around the nation who have implemented reading or math practice programs successfully and have led their students to meet or exceed data targets that research shows leads to significant student growth. Read more

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NDHS National Commended Students and Missouri 100 Scholar

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Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, principal at Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, recently announced three National Commended Students, a National Hispanic Commended Student, and a Missouri 100 Scholar. Congratulations graduates! Read more

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Conception Seminary College celebrates largest group of graduates in 12 years

BACHELOR’S DEGREE—Seminarian Joshua Carroll received his Bachelor of Art’s degree from Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, May 13, during commencement ceremonies at Conception Seminary College. (Submitted photo)
BACHELOR’S DEGREE—Seminarian Joshua Carroll received his Bachelor of Art’s degree from Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, May 13, during commencement ceremonies at Conception Seminary College. (Submitted photo)

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Conception Seminary College brimmed with graduates, family, and friends on Sat., May 13, 2017, as 31 seminarians completed the requirements to earn bachelor’s degrees this spring. Earning a Bachelor of Art’s degree was Joshua Carroll of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, Springfield. Carroll is a seminarian for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Conception Seminary’s annual spring commencement ceremonies also celebrated numerous seminarians and their academic achievements as they were honored with scholarships. Read more

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Upcoming ordinations

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri responds to catastrophic flooding

DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)
DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)

First MARCs (Multi Agency Resource Centers) scheduled for counties throughout diocese

Thirteen inches of rain fell throughout southern Missouri between April 28 and May 3 this year. In the initial days after the flooding, Shea Lane, Director of Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) traveled to nine counties (Barry, Christian, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, and Taney) providing outreach to survivors, and partnered with other agencies such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army along with the State Emergency Management team to coordinate the disaster response. Lane was moving west to east across the state, following the path of receding waters. Read more

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