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Lea Berry is the North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery Feature Artist for October

Lea Berry has had a fascinating life full of the arts. When she was given a paint set by her older brother’s girlfriend when she was just 5 years old, Lea Berry fell in love with the arts. Growing up the youngest of 6 children in North Carolina, she was surrounded by arts and crafts. […]

Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

“I See Spots” One Saturday evening in late 1965, Bill, Gayle and myself, were sitting at home without dates. Feeling a bit of a nudge from the green-eyed monster, we concocted a plan of revenge on all those who had dates. Highway 173 was, at that time, undeveloped and a gravel road lead up a […]

Philips Runs for Bay Constable

Former three-term Constable, Ingram Philips, recently announced for reelection against incumbent, Scott Handford, in Indian Rock Township (Fairfield Bay). Serving as Township Constable from 2008-2014, Philips is a patrolman with the Fairfield Bay Police Department. He is CEO of “City Watch Safety and Security” that has provided 911 road signs and a free “neighborhood watch” […]

Ace Cannon Returns to the Conference Center

One of America’s legends of Pop Music will be back in Fairfield Bay by popular demand. Ace Cannon, considered to be a musical genius, will be at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center on Friday, September 30 for a 7 p.m. concert. His wide and varied repertoire contains everything from rock and roll to country standards […]

Look Through This “LENS” When making Social Security Decisions

Your Social Security benefits can be an important part of your retirement income strategy. But when should you start taking these payments? You can begin accepting Social Security as early as 62, but your monthly checks will be much smaller than if you wait until your “full retirement age,” which will likely be between 66 […]

Master Gardeners Classes Being Offered in 2016

Are you interested in home gardening, landscaping, or other areas of horticulture? If you are we have a program for you! The Van Buren, Cleburne, Searcy, and Stone County Extension offices will be conducting training sessions to become a Master Gardener. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you […]

Shirley Blue Devil Blue & White Game

Another exciting basketball season is beginning for the Shirley School Girl’s and Boy’s teams. Their kick-off game is the annual Blue and White Game Night on Friday, October 7. Beginning at 5 p.m. the Junior girls will play, then Junior boys. Immediately following will be the Senior girls, then Senior boys. The entry fee is […]

Fred herman Visits Coal Mine in Wyoming

Local Realtor Fred Herman, as part of a team from the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corporation, recently visited the Powder River Coal Mine in Wyoming. Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corporation utilizes 50 Million Dollars in coal from the mine each year to furnish the electricity for its members.

The Community Thanks You for Your Service

Mark your calendars for October 2, 2016 for an appreciation picnic for recycle volunteer workers and family past and present Recycling Volunteer Workers current, past, substitutes and families. Thanks to everyone who is or has volunteered their time in serving our community and surrounding area. If you are interested, or able to serve your community […]

Winning at the County Fair

Ronnie McDougal formally of North Little Rock, moved to the Bay last year and designed this chair for his wife. This took Ronnie about a year to craft and was a labor of love. His design comes from famous woodworker, Sam Maloof, a leading figure in the postwar American crafts movement. He was renowned for […]