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Rierson Painting Juried

Charlotte’s painting that was chosen to tour with the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper is one of three paintings of a Dream Series, titled “Panic (Fear).” Charlotte said she has recurring dreams that she is lost or running from something which is frightening to her. She painted this of herself with passion using […]

New Appointments, Tight Budget, on Shirley Council Agenda

Debate about anonymous letter by Alex Kienlen, Van Buren County Democrat An at-times strident Shirley City Council meeting Monday night, Jan. 9, was held as council members worked through the city’s budget and goals for the year, as well as appointing replacements for its recently-resigned mayor and city council member. The meeting was the first […]

Two Ordinances Tabled for Further Discussion

Dan Feuer Editor During the regular meeting of the Fairfield Bay City Council on Monday, January 9, two of the three Ordinances were tabled for further discussion. Ordinance 2017-01 was passed allowing the City to purchase to new patrol cars from Jason Jones Ford in Heber Springs. City Attorney, A.J. Kelly, read the 2nd reading […]

Calling All Photographers

Calling all Arkansans, photographers, and lovers of the great outdoors: I invite you to participate in my 2017 Winter Facebook Cover Photo Contest! Simply submit your best, high-quality photos taken in Arkansas that depict the Natural State’s beauty in the wintertime, or photos that have a wintry theme. The submissions will be displayed online, and […]

Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also […]

2017 Yacht Club Transition Team

During the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club Christmas Party in December, the 2017 Officers were announced and presented with their officer flags. Pictured left to right is Past Commodore Richard Mills, 2016 Commodore Dan Feuer, 2017 Commodore Jim Beach, 2017 Vice Commodore Sam Lister, 2016 Fleet Commander, Tim Hallet, 2017 Secretary/Treasurer Belinda Lister and 2016 Secretary/Treasurer, […]

Creation of Cleburne County

Cleburne is Arkansas’ youngest county. It was created by act of the General Assembly as the state’s 75th county, and the act was signed into law on February 20, 1883. The new county was formed from the eastern part of Van Buren County and smaller portions of land taken from the western edge of Whit […]

“Miles of Memories” by Brenda Miles

“Rescuing John Grisham” I HATE losing things and resolve to rid myself of this foolish habit in 2017. I shudder to think of time wasted and frustration caused by my forgetfulness. The following are a few examples of this annoying trait… Actually, it first reared its ugly head early in life. When I was twelve, […]

Christmas Gift Wrapping Needed

The Fairfield Bay Library will be wrapping gifts for Christmas 2017 to raise funds for the library. If you have any extra Christmas gift wrap, ribbon, bows, gift tags, etc…that you would like to donate , please bring it to the Library during the hours we are open, please don’t put in the library drop […]

DAR January Meeting

The Little Red River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their January meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Electric Cooperative in Heber Springs, AR. We will have a luncheon meeting beginning at noon. The program will be “Music of the South” presented by Rebecca Cockrell. The hostesses are Thea […]